On 02/03/11 01:42, Bernard(a)bernardHulsman.nl wrote:
With Siebrand Mazeland I had very bad experience
Assume good faith until proven otherwise.
But it is your choice.
If list members are wondering what this is about, perhaps I can summarise:
A number of MediaWiki community members entered into a collaboration
with Bernard Hulsman's Wikiation in order to develop an extension
testing system. Hulsman readily agreed that the code thus developed
should be open source.
Unfortunately, the MediaWiki community members failed to properly
explain to Hulsman what "open source" actually means. When he found
out that it involved distribution and reuse free of charge, he seemed
genuinely surprised. He posted a message to mediawiki-l with subject
"Please convince me to make my software open source":
He was not convinced. When the community members asserted their right
to continue distributing Wikiation code, citing the non-revocability
of the GPL, relations soured further. Hulsman made some legal threats,
and began writing personal attacks against the developers involved.
Siebrand Mazeland is a well-respected member of the community and
continues to have my support.
-- Tim Starling
MediaWiki-l mailing list
Tim you do not know the facts and your are colleque of Siebrand
Mazeland. I appreciated you support your colleque.
But the rule "assume good faith until proven otherwise" is burried. It
is change to "assume good faith because I say so".
Just be open about that. People then know what to expect.