It's been a few days since I officially quit mantainership of Conectiva Linux. Feels quite strange, I might say, and I'll certainly miss having final say over a number of things. It's a bit disappointing to see that people can come in and completely change (to your eyes, break) a year or so of your effort, but it also serves to proof that nothing is immutable, and that's the way it should be. Not that I was doing any enthusiastic actual work before officially stepping down, though. What you are supposed to do and what you really do are usually very different things, and nothing in the world can force you to do what you don't want to, and failure to realize that is a management sin.
Weird thought I had one of these days: if computer RPGs had a Iberic rather than anglo-saxon inspiration, would the System of Virtues of Ultima resemble the Roman Law? What about references to Greek/Roman deities instead of Pagan mythology? And none of those cute "races" like elves, dwarves, trolls, etc.? If you know a RPG game (or any kind of game where culture takes a central role) that is not built on anglo-saxon culture, or you are developing one, I'd love to hear from you. Mail me at gwm at conectiva dot com dot br.