8 Jan 2002 khazad   » (Journeyer)

good news

Unicamp has accepted me for the graduate MSc course, starting in early march.

Finished the gimp-work and php'ing of schoolforge, already "on air". Open source in schools is good for everybody, probably there is something you can do to help it. Talk to educator about open source, write non-geek documentation, write educational software, package software (this _is_ a problem, how about visiting Debian Jr. ?).

When orange juice goes bad

Some hours before this, this guy, angelsun, mailed everybody in the mailing list (but not _to_ the mailing list, he got a subscriber list and put everybody in the to: field -- no, I don't have a copy of it, I had about 2000 emails from the xmas holiday and wasn't really sorting things to the right places) ranting about tens of people subscribing to the list and only a couple helping him with code/patches/etc.

Every now and then he decides to restart from scratch because the OO model is going "bad" (I'd link some messages, but sourceforge's archives haven't heard of a search feature). Phrases like "I'd love to incorporate black box's image code" fly by the list sometimes, as if using GPL source code from another project in your GPL project were difficult.

My patches were applied for something like 10 nanosseconds, after what he started rewriting them because "I screwed the classes" or something like that.

Frank, do you want to know why nobody helps you ? It's because it's easier to write a window manager from scratch than working with you. If I ever get to hack a WM again, I'll either help with Window Maker or write my own.

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