Expulsion of John Marino - reasons and impact?

Jim Ohlstein jim at ohlste.in
Wed Feb 15 13:25:34 UTC 2017


On 02/14/2017 06:15 PM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> On 2/14/2017 2:58 PM, Michael Gmelin wrote:
>>> On 14 Feb 2017, at 22:16, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>>>> On 2/14/2017 12:50 PM, Dewayne Geraghty wrote:
>>>> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=433827
>>> I think that commit message combined with
>>> https://www.freebsd.org/internal/code-of-conduct.html is enough.
>> The commit message basically says that he misbehaved once too often and the CoC defines what "misbehave" might mean. Not over the top transparent/detailed to be honest.
> Right, would you want an organization you volunteered for to drag your
> name through the mud for some reason?  I don't think it's our place (the
> project) to say more than we already have publicly.  Please drop this
> before it gets out of hand.  Discussing people personally/negatively in
> a public forum is not appropriate.

John has posted on the FreeBSD forums[1] that he did nothing and that 
there is "[no] evidence of continued bad behavior", so this argument 
holds no water any longer.

Don't get me wrong, I am not defending him. I have witnessed his nature 
publicly, and I have been on the receiving end here on the list and 
privately. However, he was an extremely active committer and at a time 
when PR's wait for committers, people complain that there aren't enough 
volunteers, and mentors are maxed out, perhaps a simple "trust us" (to 
use John's words) does not suffice. JMMHO of course.

[1] https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/59705/#post-342589
Jim Ohlstein

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