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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Appeal for freedom of speech

From: Ilya Chernykh <anixxsus@...>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:11:53 +0400
On Saturday 12 November 2011 23:53:26 Kate Draven wrote:

> > On the other hand, if our developers spend all of their time debunking
> > said accusations properly, rationally, and logically, there will be no
> > time left to fix bugs and improve the project, thus killing it from
> > another angle.
> >
> > My gut instinct was to remove the source of the baseless accusations.  As
> > that is not an option at this point, we will need to set up a triage
> > system for dealing with such things.  I cannot handle it alone; just
> > dealing with this and debunking the binary compatibility "problem" has
> > sucked up a lot of time that should have been spent on the move to GIT.
> >
> > Be aware that while I will not be "censoring" the list, just ignoring
> > baseless criticism does NOT mean it just goes away.  In fact, many people
> > will read the criticism and take our silence as confirmation that it is
> > correct.

Please tell me, is this a baseless criticism
or not?

"KDE3 I can understand, as it is technically dead."

"KDE:KDE3 is still stuck on 3.5.10, and therefore does not impact us."

"You "fixed" the HAL dependency by removing much of the functionality "

"You are not allowed to continue using the KDE trademark"

"At worst, it could be considered trademark infringement and subject you to
civil and/or criminal liability."

This bullshit is by Robert Xu and Pearson. So it was you who started the 
baseless accusations. By the way, public libel is also a criminal offense in this country.

I monitor your patches and include anything useful in KDE:KDE3
(and not only from Trinity).
Thus if KDE:KDE3 as you claim is dead, outdated and not maintained, then Trinity is also.
I was just responding to your offenses.

There is no single security patch or other bug fix in Trinity that is not (or cannot) be
taken to KDE:KDE3 (except those Ubuntu and cmake-specific).


Well, actually I thought we were doing common deal, but Pearson's reasoning seems incompatible
with such approach. He accused me of stealing users, intending to overtake leadership and 
other things I was never intended to. He already banned me long ago from all Trinity mailing
lists except -devel. I thought he was sorry about this, but now it seems this behavior is persistent
and progressing. He takes my patch one day and shuts my mouth the other day.

That said I now regret that I ever contributed any patches to Trinity. 


> From what I can tell your software does NOT have an upstream.  If you were
> to build TDE 3.5.13 on OpenSUSE then it would.

Okay. This means you do not want to be upstream for KDE3, contrary to what you claimed before.
You're only upstream for Trinity.


To conclude, I will spread the word about Trinity and its unbalanced leader.