Yet another male perspective on women in free software
Posted Oct 4, 2007 12:25 UTC (Thu) by i3839
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I'm pretty sure you can't tell my gender/height/hair colour/etc, because all you know is my obscure random name. So is the internet a perfect world?
Personally I'm driven off from two projects, one because the main developers didn't appreciate outsiders working on their code and criticizing their code, even if it was on features they had on their todo list for years (and after digging in the mail archive, were implemented before multiple times by other outsiders).
The other was from a forum after they added code of conduct rules, but abused those for censoring things they didn't like. In my case, quotes from things that were said on a public mailing list, unfortunately the things said weren't very flattering, though highly amusing and said by moderators of that forum. And I even was so kind to not quote the mails where personal insults were flying around. I was a moderator too, but power abuse and censorship isn't something I tolerate, so after they refused to admit they did anything wrong I left.
There are too often power hungry types that can't control themselves who drive off lots of people, but do get more control over a project than is healthy.
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