To whom it may concern, and if you're afraid of rude language JUST STOP HERE !
I got the following piece of crap from an unknown person sent to a long list of recipient and proeminently targetted at online news:
Subject: Call for the resignation of Miguel de Icaza > I have read with great shock and horror Mr de Icaza's > plan to incorporte the MicroSoft .Net framework into > future releases of GNOME. This is a complete abandonment > of the principles of GNU and the stated purpose of the > GNOME project.
From that point I stopped reading the long diatribe and sent back an hastilly worded mail along the following lines:
I have read the title and first sentence of you mail, considered from that point it is complete bullshit, the Gnome project has ALWAYS welcome new language binding for it's core library, I read the Register interview, how they deformed Miguels talk to make more hits due to incorrect article, I understand where he is going, why C# could be a good language to develop Gnome applications.
What I don't understand is why: - you didn't took the time to read the article - why you call for rebellion on a subject you apparently don't master - why you're making all of us loosing time with non-issues
Show me your code, then we can talk !
I start to be REALLY pissed of by people who want to make a "name" on pseudo political action, instead of doing real fucking work. If you want to help, make code, make docs provide bug reports, don't make us loose our time
thank you !
From that point I would like to make a few things fucking cristal clear:
- If you're a wannabe an want to get your status on that community, there is only 2 thinks we care about "Rougth consensus and running code", I would also add decent documentation. If you want to get any respect you'd better work along those lines.
- Censors, politicians and keeper of the eternal dogma are NOT WELCOME, FUCK OFF and get outta my way !
- The online news industry deserves a HUGE kick in the balls for conciously trying to make add related hits on the issue and putting oil on the fire around masses of confused people including them. If you didn't understand what the guy said technically DONT FUCKING INVENT SOMETHING WHICH PLEASES YOUR AUDIENCE !
And for the morons who disagree, if you don't have at least 6 years of experience working on free software project don't even bother me by trying to reply, if you don't understand the issues, shut up and learn.
Let's go back to coding