LPPL10 license consequences intended? (arabic/arabtex)
crees at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 29 10:48:45 UTC 2014
On , John Marino wrote:
> On 3/29/2014 11:14, Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 09:39:42AM +0100, John Marino wrote:
>>> *this* is a crappy attitude though.
>> No, that's the sound of burnout.
>> IMVHO, one of the contributing factors to burnout is exactly this kind
>> of email. It was certainly the case in my decision to step back over
>> year ago.
> Come on, Mark.
> First of all, he started with the attitude, not me. Don't dish it out
> if you don't want a response. But everyone is a victim nowadays,
>> I appreciate that you are doing some good work for the project, but I
>> find your current attitude disappointing. Not everything that ought
>> to happen quickly does, on a volunteer project.
> tabthorpe is not just anybody, he's an assigned leader. Despite his
> intention to step down, he's still in that role today. I do expect
> people in leadership positions that they've agreed to assume to lead by
> example. Part of that is not just blowing off emails. The "volunteer"
> excuse is old and used as a blanket excuse for not doing what ought to
> be done. obviously it is often valid, but now it is often abused.
> Happen quickly? sure, I agree with that, it's life. Not Responding /
> acknowledging quickly? I disagree. It's easy to say, "Hey, I see the
> issue, I'm pretty swamped for the next 10 days. I'll take a look at it
> after that if nobody else does in the meantime. And we should think
> about how to centralize licensing...".
> This licensing topic is actually kind of a big mess that nobody seems
> be leading, and it's not even clear if missing licenses is a problem.
> What's the policy? It would be better to disable the entire framework
> than continue with this half-support.
The policy on the licensing framework is that it was submitted by a GSoC
student who has disappeared, and tabthorpe was the only one to step up
and take care of the "mess".
Unfortunately that's the case with a lot of stuff here-- someone drops
something, someone else generously picks it up and gets flak for
historical issues, as well as not being able to devote 110% of their
time to it.
If you're interested in the license framework, PLEASE fix it up!
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