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Osiris Pedroso opedroso at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 06:18:47 CEST 2018

Yes, I am sad to say so.
The problem is that I never really contributed.

I did attempt once in the very beginning when I naively wrote a Windows
Office document detailing how to get and build the several ZeroMQ projects
in the Windows environment, but my PR was rejected because it contained a
file in a DOC format. I remember I spent a day working on it, making sure
it was correct and looked good. I was very proud of my first submission...

Even though the C4 guidelines, which ZeroMQ projects are supposed to
adhere, say nothing of restricting Windows related contributions, that in
fact seems to me is what happens. Even though most questions on the mailing
list seem to come from Windows users, the ZeroMQ developers as a group seem
to be Windows bigots.

I always wanted to work on Linux, but my career was such that I stayed in
Windows for over 30 years (my first 4 years were using AT&T Unix System V,
a precursor even to BSD, then Windows).

The last couple of years I've watched the mailing list.
Last Hackathon I wanted to do something significant. One of the projects
Luca Bocassi said we're of interest was using AF sockets in Windows 10, now
that this is available. I looked at it, and at the time it was only
available on a Window Dev build (it is probably available in Windows 10
mainstream now).
Bottom line, I did not get anywhere. Plus I had the feeling that if I were
to ask any questions it would not be well received by the group,. This
discouraged me to pursue it any further.

This year my life has changed quite a bit.
I have moved to Nürnberg, Germany working for a database company. In
addition to starting a new job in a new country, I am learning German which
takes all of my free time. And since this company products are Linux based,
I am re-learning how to develop in this environment.

Funny that now when it would be much cheaper to attend the Hackathons, I
have decided that my contributions are not worth it.

Now that Microsoft embraced Open Source, making tools such as VSCode (the
Windows Development IDE) available as Open Source in all platforms (Linux,
MacOS, Windows), it would be a great thing if ZeroMQ could be
built/developed in this integrated environment (from my Windowzy point of
view), allowing for debugging in any of these platforms in a single way,
but I can already hear the cringe of some members just from hearing the

Although I love the idea of participating in an Open Source project, it is
possible that ZeroMQ is not the best fit for my skill set.

But thank you for asking, Benjamin.
You seem to care, and I appreciate that.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 18:36 Benjamin Henrion <zoobab at gmail.com> wrote:

> Are we loosing you?
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 17:55 Osiris Pedroso <opedroso at gmail.com> wrote:
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