Martin GRASSLIN , maintainer KWin (the KDE window manager) and one of the most belligerent voices who have had to listen to Canonical regarding Mir, has exploded. Becomes separated from the Ubuntu community for its attitude towards ‘lenguarazo’ Mark Shuttleworth, in which the South African businessman accused some unspecified belonging to ‘Tea Party’ of Open Source. And GRASSLIN was one of those who picked up the offense.
ultimately unforgiving Martin GRASSLIN Ubuntu community passivity with the words of Mark Shuttleworth, or he publicly apologized for not yet , so that breaks your contacts in that direction and sets in verbal warpath against anything that smacks of Canonical. This was made known in Google+. He says the lack of respect for Mark have joined many other supporters of Ubuntu, has had pressures and that has affected his personal life and work.
As expected, the flash of GRASSLIN leads to a heated argument in which the participants are taking positions. Aaron Seigo, another prominent developer KDE project also faced Mark Shuttleworth then (came to challenge him to a public debate on Mir, but still no response …), has gone beyond this time in defense of his partner, and recommends not using Ubuntu or anything related to force a change in the direction of the project.
And on the other hand, Canonical and Ubuntu, shortly. Mark Shuttleworth has not reappeared on the scene, is kept outside the discussion it generated, Jono Bacon (Ubuntu Community Manager) seems to desist in his attempt to calm Martin GRASSLIN, despite a couple of days before the start of that defended him, reminding fanboys of Ubuntu that insult is not tolerated, and Jorge Castro, another Ubuntu community leaders, ends up mocking a situation you can not believe.
So far, a summary of what happened and all sources of information necessary to follow this story, if you do not know that it’s all about. From here, a bit of opinion . Because there comes a point where I’m not convinced any of the parties, and because both tell-tattle lost the merits, which is where I’m going to scratch now.
First, insulting Martin GRASSLIN and other detractors of Mir for fans of Ubuntu, which is usually, the more turned on, the less they know of what they speak, are intolerable, go ahead. It is also unacceptable to the expression used by Mark Shuttleworth to refer to opponents of Mir, gathering them all in the same bag, which labeled as “political reasons”. I think he was wrong in form, and much. Moreover, it was in an environment that was very thin, and that position is a rookie mistake.
opinion GRASSLIN background has given me the feeling is that in the Ubuntu community dominates the servility, the follow the leader whatever you do, whatever it says, because any dissenting voice is despised and stigmatized. We, like religions or political parties, dominated by narrow-mindedness ‘re either with us, or against us (with the dome or boss of the organization, that is).
go into if there corporatism in Ubuntu , it is evident that there is, as in any other project of its size. However, mailing lists often have discussions every few minutes, and it seems that one is marginalized by opposing the approach from above, on the other hand is the one that almost always ends up imposing. Mark Shuttleworth said it best, “this is not a democracy.” What company is it? Red Hat?
Changing third, after defending the right to criticism of Martin GRASSLIN and others without the fear that any insult them exalted, after supporting the idea that a public debate becomes a prism Wayland vs Mir on technical, even Canonical’s position but not changed one iota in this regard, after it became clear that Mark Shuttleworth crossed the line … I can not help but see a opposition to Canonical / Ubuntu equally disproportionate .
Returning to Martin GRASSLIN
protagonist of this story … When he discussed technical issues against Mir? As far as I know, never has. He was very upset when told what that Canonical and KDE Kwin work very well with Mir, for obvious reasons, neither Canonical has collaborated never KWin development or consulting bothered by who is the main developer.
But the Grasslin opposition of Mir was unequivocal from the start, ensuring that KWin not stand Mir because not given specific support distribution solutions . To which I replied from Canonical that Mir would be open to anyone who wanted to use . A GRASSLIN what then replied that they would see if Mir was a better choice or not … Wayland Wayland and although he is getting support in KDE … And so even boredom. But again, technical issues, for any site.
In any case, this is a debate of developers, not the present one. In his commentary of discord, GRASSLIN says he does not want to know anything about Ubuntu and Canonical, etc.., And that from now is not going to shut more critical than previously silent out of respect . The point is that GRASSLIN criticism was “axis of evil” (Canonical, Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, if I may joke) come from afar, and have intensified lately.
For me, as I say, GRASSLIN has all my respect and is free to criticize what they see fit, but what is can not complain about the atmosphere which then drop fresh as he hopes will side SystemD Debian instead of Upstart (see news) because it is important to run KWin on Wayland, or congratulate Mark Shuttleworth for the Big Brother 2013 (see news). I do not think just such a position that encourages dialogue clean, the truth, and I think you have to say in the comment of yore that “from now” will do this or that, when it has been doing a long time.
Thus, when a user asks for a debate hold of these features and GRASSLIN says he can not with that, it is not made for that (see conversation Jono Bacon linked) … taking aware that his attitude was belligerent from the start … I’m sorry, but I miss understand what yardstick measures things. Is it wrong that Mark Shuttleworth says what the Tea Party, but it’s good he mocks what Big Brother?
last comment posted by GRASSLIN on Google+, which appreciated the support, which has served to reaffirm its position not to tolerate verbal abuse … I can only refer you to a little humor if not made to withstand the three nonsense misplaced Shuttleworth said that Linux does not approach … Just in case.
so that each draw their own conclusions, but to me this seems a quagmire in which the two sides are stuck to the neck. Hopefully the storm subsides soon, because it’s a really negative situation for free image software.