10 May 2006 dwmw2   » (Master)

I see the subsequent blog entry got 'revised' too -- that's also preserved in the archive copy.

I'm not going to bother refuting the new version (archived here in case it changes again). GNOME bugzilla is a public database, if anyone should care enough either way.

This whole thing is very discouraging for anyone who needs to take Evolution (and, by association, GNOME) seriously.

I'm uninterested in the kindergarten games and abuse provoked by calling someone an 'idiot' -- that overreaction is mostly just a source of wry amusement. But I don't expect bug fixes to be reverted, patches to be marked 'invalid' and genuine bugs to be closed 'WONTFIX'. Well, I shouldn't expect that, although unfortunately I have to admit that I'm not utterly shocked by it. And I certainly didn't expect it to continue for a second day without commit and bugzilla privileges being revoked.

If this behaviour is allowed to persist without anyone from the GNOME team or Novell intervening, then I think we need to take a serious look at either forking or dropping Evolution. We really can't be held hostage to this kind of thing, and by this kind of person.

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