@Guerin @florian I don’t have a problem with any of what you’ve articulated. However, raising the points you just did a world and a half removed from saying that someone who has built something should stop working on it because you don’t like how he’s building it. Which is what the open letter I read was saying.
@mdhughes And no one is forcing anyone to use anything.
It’s a huge leap from “you can’t force anyone to use what you make” (agreed, entirely) to “stop working on your app because I said so” (which is what the open letter demands).
The web framework benchmark results list is a great resource not just to compare performance but to learn about frameworks you might not have heard of before (and fuck me, there are a lot!)
@gcrkrause Cool, if it’s your project, please keep building it and thank you for your contributions.
You cannot – and neither should you be able to – stop anyone else working on it (or a fork of it).
@dublinux Right, it’s not practical for most people to fork a project. Correct.
It is also absolutely ludicrous to tell someone what they can and what they cannot work on.
@notimetoplay Right, tech is never “just tech”, it’s political. Fully agreed. So remind me where it says you have the right to make someone else stop working on something they’re building?
If the sternly-worded letter doesn’t work, what next? Should we shackle his hands to make sure he can’t type? Do you also take a kid’s Legos away if you don’t like what they’re building? Heck, even that isn’t a good analogy because the kid probably didn’t mold and craft the Legos himself.
Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?
It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?
Thanks for the feedback, folks, appreciate it :)
Was searching for a Mastodon bot earlier and stumbled on an interview about the early days of Mastodon and how apparently I accidentally resulted in the public timelines becoming mostly Dutch for a while 🤷♂️
So how’s your weekend going? :)
Some of you asked me if I had a Patreon: it’s now the case! 😄
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Please consider the 1$ membership, as having a lot of small donators would be a nice demonstration of your interest and support. 🙂
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