05 January 2011

On strike

So we bent over. And not only bent, also provided the lube and pretended we liked it. I have no intention of joining this play dirty, so I am stepping back for a while, will stop contributing to the Design Team for the rest of the development cycle for Fedora 15, after that we'll see what happens. Have fun.

What I am doing next? On Fedora land will focus mainly for a while on the local community where the things may get to an important crossroad in the next couple of months and there are a lot more FOSS communities in need of contributions. On the artsy things, will probably focus on photography, where I am saving money for another lens, which will probably complete my set for a while. And I have things in my personal life more important than those petty wars, politics and power-grab attempts.

Meet me at the upcoming FOSDEM for a more in depth talk about those things.


  1. Hey, mate...

    I am totally with you on this. I might actually do the same thing. Sorry that I wasn't at the meeting yesterday, I totally missed that it was even on.

    See you at FOSDEM.


  2. It is amazing how a single person can be so stubborn. I'm afraid we might loose more contributors like you my friend because of selfish people who only see their project but not Fedora as a whole.

  3. Nicu, I'm with you. I feel this decision is wrong. Some middle ground (GNOME stripes with Fedora's logo superimposed) would be best solution.

  4. @Christoph: http://www.christoph-wickert.de/blog/2010/02/28/contributing-to-fedora-should-be-fun/

  5. and is increasingly less and less fun.

  6. @pingou: Yes, times have changed since I wrote this... and not for good.

    Nevertheless I have filed a ticket for a *common* *Fedora* lovelock wallpaper now at https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/173

  7. I'm not understanding why there's so much controversy over ... blue wallpaper. Something Fedora has had for the last several releases.

    Could someone please explain to me why this marks the fall of the sky? :-)

  8. Is about identity, Fedora identity over the GNOME identity. And about some projects being treated as second-class citizens.