On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 09:55:57AM +0100, Ben Brown wrote:
Sorry for the very late response, I'm aware a resolution has been made at
this point, but since I had a response drafted:
On 07/07/17 16:12, Daniel Silverstone wrote
> I agree with that delta and would be pleased to update the Gitano covenant with
> it since being held to inaction would be daft.
> > My personal gripe is with the "Reverse' -isms" line, as that
> > contradictory to the statement that everyone should be free from harassment,
> > since it reads as if it officially sanctioning discrimination against a
> > supposed dominant or majority group.
> Dominance is not about "this group of people are more powerful"
> (given I'd say that while I'm in a minority, I am probably the most
> member of the community right now given how it is constructed), but simply
> about being predominant in the sense of 'strength in numbers'.
I understand. My own ineloquence (?) didn't help my case here. I was trying
to outline that discrimination of any kind, against any individual (or
group), should be taken with equal concern and treatment, if we're aiming
for equality :)
So there's apparently much debate in other FOSS projects about this stuff.
I think broadly it sucks, it brings politics into coding when coding should
be as apolitical as possible (Yes I know GPL is politics, but aside from
that how about let's just write code and have fun).
I wish it could just be about tech instead of all this other bullshit,
and I've a strong suspicion that those most strongly pushing politics
where it isn't needed or wanted don't make substantial technical
Anyhow for various reasons I'm done with this project I think,
I was annoyed that the maintainer ignored my nix announcement,
my gitano-cli series, then said my ruleset changes wouldn't make release.
The impression I got was that the maintainer wanted to make things hard for me,
which is weird.
Generally I don't feel there's any respect for the time I've put in,
it feels as though just because I'm not some established Debian developer
I don't matter.