What's "interesting for Sven" isn't really a consideration, what's
reasonable and efficient is. Once this has been tried for some time,
I'll be happy to reconsider whether it's effective; if it's going to be
dismissed out of hand, though, that indicates a lack of good faith.
I am sorry I had to interject here. The first definition of efficient is "Acting directly to produce an effect" <-- http://www.thefreedictionary.com/efficient
Making Sven jump through hoops to update code that he had or has to work in is anything but direct or efficient. Another definition under the Thesaurus part of the above page is "being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
Now I am not an expert on what happened, and don't claim to be. If you don't like him and don't want him, say that, if he screwed up, then it may be a competancy problem, and say that, but a group should not hide behind an argument of reasonability and efficiency when the whole basis of the argument is inefficient