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Bad news: From /. "Fink Maintainer Steps Down Due To GPL Infringment" "DShadow noted that the Fink maintainer Christoph Pfisterer has resigned largely because of GPL violations by openosx and macgimp, as well as macosx.forked.net. There's definitely some tension between the mac world and the Open Source and GPL worlds. Certain amounts of culture clash are inevitable, but hopefully great projects like this will continue, and commercial vendors will be able to play nice without alienating developers. The good news for Macheads is that fink will continue just fine" And his soon to be /.'ed letter: "I'm tired. I'm tired of wasting my time working on Fink. I'm tired of dealing with people who don't appreciate what they get for free. I'm tired of dealing with people who think they have a commercial-grade, 24/7, one hour turn-around time support contract with Fink. I'm tired of people that start bitching when they're told that's not the case. I'm tired of people who complain loudly when something doesn't work, but fall silent when asked to help in fixing it. I'm tired of defending everything I say and do. I'm tired of people who prefer to ask questions on the list instead of reading even basic documentation. I'm tired of dealing with people that make money of other people's work, but refuse to acknowledge it. I'm tired of MacGIMP, OpenOSX, forked.net and Tenon not only because they are untrue with what they do, but because they are untrue with what they say, because they make promises they cannot or don't want to keep, because they try to change history to cover their tracks. I'm tired of working on Fink all day long, only interrupted by meals, lectures, and the occasional recreational activities luckily forced on me by my friends. I'm tired of putting my professional future at risk by neglecting my studies. I'm tired of trying to suit everybody, only to be flamed by other people instead. I'm tired of people who report a problem and expect me to have a magic crystal ball that tells me what configuration they have and what they tried to do. I'm tired of people who never get back to me or get angry when asked to provide these details. I'm tired of a "community" that wants everything served on a silver tablet, in release quality, and most of all _now_, but is too lazy to provide even the simplest positive testing feedback. In short, I'm tired of spending my time working for other people, for people who take everything for granted and don't give a second thought to contributing back to the project. So I'm gonna stop right here. Why? Well, the question I asked myself was more like "Why not?", and I couldn't come up with a good answer. I once thought sharing my knowledge, experience and time with the community was a good thing, but now I know better. Good Bye, chrisp P.S.: Some reference material: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=371315&aid=479267&group_id= 17203 http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=117203&aid=477954&group_id= 17203 http://fink.sourceforge.net/pr/openosx.php http://fink.sourceforge.net/pr/forked.php [The fink-users and fink-devel mailing list archives] -- chrisp a.k.a. Christoph Pfisterer "Any sufficiently advanced <EMAIL: PROTECTED> - http://chrisp.de bug is indistinguishable PGP key & geek code available from a feature." " This is a huge blow to the MacOS X community.... Having others steal your work sucks (I know personally). -Christopher Howard email@hidden ---- May the sacred call of the dogcow guide you down the path towards nerdvana. MOOF!
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