Thanks for confirming my suspicion, added e8hffff to my ignore list.
Originally Posted by psychoticmeow
He needs to seek professional help.
This is how I felt when I read this article. I really feel bad for the boy.
Originally Posted by MartinN
Is Scott even out of high school yet? Did he go to school, being self-taught with the help of the Masters of the Universe?
this guy in no way represents "wayland group".
Originally Posted by e8hffff
and regarding mir, the wayland developers reacted the way they did because ubuntu's first mir announcement contained significant FUD against wayland, which understandably angered the wayland developers. Canonical started that by spreading misinformation, they didn't just decide to 'go spastic'. and that drama is pretty much over already, canonical rescinded their inaccurate statements and there hasn't been much drama between them since.
Last edited by bwat47; 04-02-2013 at 06:29 PM.
I find the measure of a successful fork is weather it is ever merged back in a significant portion.
Originally Posted by Baconmon
You have my absolute agreement. I only wish to note that one of the major difficulties with depression is that those afflicted often do not believe that they need help or that they are ill.
Originally Posted by Awesomeness
For the record, I asked Mike to release the site later in the afternoon but I guess he didn't feel that it was important I wanted to do this on my birthday, which I do not otherwise celebrate.
The Northfield Project or TNP for short, is hereby instantiated yesterday and is still under development but the preliminary site has been established.
Taken from the Intro:
"The Northfield Project is an umbrella under which a community grows and thrives freely. This project is a side effect of a closely related incident involving the recent Northfield/Wayland split. This project currently houses open source code including code to use a compositing display server and related components on the Linux Desktop platform."
It seems apparent that neither Kristian nor Michael appreciated my works or ideas very much after all.
Last edited by soreau; 04-02-2013 at 07:37 PM.
I'd normally agree here, but I think Scott crossed the line by offering Michael kickbacks to do biased coverage of his project. Scott has already shown through IRC chat logs that he resorts to vitriol and abuse when things don't go his way so I think what Michael did was quite reasonable, given the situation.
Originally Posted by dh04000
By making some of Scott's e-mails public he managed to not only remain partial in the coverage of the new fork (leaving the possibility of further coverage available), but he also sent Scott a clear message that he wasn't going to be coerced into promoting his project for money. It also starts to show Scott's true colours, which helps people understand what really occurred in the wayland dev group to get Scott banned. It might even help prevent further e-mail abuse being sent to Michael - if Scott continues with the e-mails there's every possibility Michael will publish yet another article showing the kind of crap this guy is sending (hopefully this doesn't happen though, because there's every chance this guy has real issues. I mean, comparing yourself to Tesla... delusions of grandeur much?).
Soreau, the only way you're going to be taken seriously again, is by avoiding any more of this drama crap and actually working hard to make Northfield and Norwood as good as you possibly can. If you can demonstrate that you really know what you are doing and make something great then your project will grow and the wayland devs won't be able to ignore you.
Originally Posted by soreau