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Subject: Re: I'm out

Re: I'm out

From: Florian Mösch <>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 13:26:47 +0200

>>Sorry, but I do understand what he is talking about.
> You do? Do you too think we are implementing rubbish and "neglecting the
> more important issues"?

No absolutely not. I wrote "what you did by now is very good work" in
another mail in the "different languages" - thread before. And that is
exactly what I think today. What you produced by now is great. With all
due respect, I still think that there are people working on this project
who sometimes do not strike the right note when the get criticized by

> Sorry to break the news, but we started this project because we wanted to
> have some fun. And we decided to release the code as open source so other
> people could share the fun.

And it is fun. Sorry if you missunderstood me. You do great work.

> This also means that we implement and work on the things that we think are
> fun to do. If our idea of what's fun and what's not interferes with someone
> elses idea, then it isn't our problem. We have no obligation whatsoever to
> do *anything* on this project. We do this on our spare time and give it away
> to whoever wants it. Take it or leave it.

I take it. It's great. And I would like to contribute. That is why I
join your discussion, and tell what I would do different if it were my
decision. I think there were some missunderstandings in the list that
even resulted in one of the contributers leaving the community.

Guy really didn't hit the right note when he wrote that you are
"implementing rubbish". But the mood has already been better in the
list. And what I meant whe I said that I understand him was that I have
also been thinking of leaving the list. There was a deadlock situation
in the languages discussion: Daniel asked proposals to his design and
the only answer I saw from him (not only to my ideas but also to the
others) was "my design is better". It is your project, your design and
your decision - but (Daniel) if you don't like to be criticized don't
ask for it. And this is not the proper style to stop a discussion:
"Unfortunately, being a grown-up is mandatory when discussing this with
me." (Daniel Stenberg)
Let us calm down a little bit.

Received on 2002-09-16

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