[zeromq-dev] CZMQ community & red cards

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sat Oct 18 00:19:57 CEST 2014

Making this thread about my use of the Merge button is astounding.
Commenting on my public tweets is then fairly predictable. You are
doing everything you can to make this about me, rather than about your
employee and his below the line performance.

Your argument, if I understand it correctly, is that your employee may
send half-finished patches to our master branch, whereupon the
"community" or "maintainers" are responsible for style checking,
integration testing, massive rewriting, and so on.

If the maintainers merge unfinished code, they are "bad". If they
complain, they receive massive argument in return (this is what
happened on multiple occasions).

You pay the person who is damaging our ecosystem. Thus I hold you
responsible for wasting days, perhaps a full week of my time.

Now, I consider my time precious. It is certainly not yours (directly
or via your staff) to abuse and waste. We work hard to make this
software. It is free to share and fork. That does not make us your
proxy staff. Sending unfinished patches to our project and then
demanding we finish the work for you is abusive and unacceptable.

I did work with mrvn for several weeks to try to explain to him how to
work. You will see my comments are patient and constructive. He
responded with argument, and changed nothing in his style.

The ban was inevitable. Your follow up comments are predictable. This
thread is over, for me.

I will now tweet this thread.


On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:46 PM,  <rf at q-leap.de> wrote:
> Pieter,
> just read your tweet:
> --------------------------
> Dear diary. Banned mrvn from ZeroMQ today. Added "how to detect and ban
> bad actors" to C4.1. It's rainy. The cats are playing.
> --------------------------
> I must say, that this is one of the most distasteful things, I have seen in
> a long time. You've really gone way to far here. Bragging about this in
> even larger public on Twitter, as if it was a heroic action. I'm incredibly
> disappointed and sad about such behavior.
> If any respect for others was left from your side, you'd write an apology
> on Twitter!
> Roland
> PS: I'm ready to be banned now as well ...
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