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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 16:19:41 +0100

On 3/8/06, gl <> wrote:
> After Linus was about to commit one of my patches, it turns out the project
> leaders are not willing to accept contributions under a pseudonym. This may
> be normal in the GPL world, but for someone from the Windows / BSD license
> world, this seems utterly bizarre. An open-source project should be about
> contributions, and be as accomodating as possible to the people it asking to
> contribute their time and effort to. I have no problems following technical
> guidelines - but I'm not about to compromise my personal choices for a
> project that requires quality contributions to survive.
> So, as the decision is apparently final I'm signing off. I guess my various
> patches and WPS will either remain private, or will be released
> independently at some point. Although if they're not going to get to CVS, I
> don't really see the point.
> I think you guys should debate whether this really is the best way to go...

sad, and (not less sadly) not the first time...

Received on 2006-03-08

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