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Re: Bug#775436: ITP: xlennart -- An XBill fork but with Lennart and SystenD instead of Bill and Wingdows


Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> Practically, it's more important to maintain good relations with Lennart
> Poettering than with Bill Gates.

fwiw I don't think Lennart Poettering personally would care very
much. He has a thick skin and has more than once poked fun at people for
poking fun at him.

I agree with other people in this thread that there really is no ethical
(or technical) difference between xbill and xlennart. Which is why I was
mildly shocked to learn that debain has xbill in it's archives. I never
seen it before to today, but I find it wildly inappropriate to attack
persons in that manner. The fact that Lennart has publicly criticized
the open source community for such ad hominem attacks [1] only
exacerbates things -- one would *think* that the open source community
take this post as an opportunity to prove him wrong.

I know that CoC-incantations are frowned upon, but I hope that this
goes at least against the spirit of having a CoC (even if maybe -- haven't
checked in detail -- not the wording). Which should be to treat people
openly and with respect.

I don't think Lennart personally would care, no, but I think *we* should
care to paint the Opensource community as better than this. From that
point of view, if there was a vote and I'd get a vote I would also vote
against having xbill in the archive as being a poor taste ad-hominem
attack (I mean, for crying out loud, there is an actualy blood-spatter
squashing animation in the game, even if it is a poor one). In my
opinion it is certainly not an argument to also let xlennart in.

[1] https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z13rdjryqyn1xlt3522sxpugoz3gujbhh04

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