[webkit-dev] Patch process - let's make it better

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 13 04:55:44 PDT 2009

On 7/13/09, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Luke,
>  I think your webkit-dev emails are becoming disruptive. Sending
> profanity-laced

 [apologised and explained already]

> walls of text


 i thought i'd best pick up on this one and nip it in the bud, even
though i've replied already.

 look at what i wrote.  it says that webkit is missing a charter, and
cites the apache software foundation charter's key point of treating
people with respect as part of the success of the ASF's development
and progress.

 describing the very contribution in which i mention that respect for
contributions is key as "walls of text" is therefore somewhat ironic,
is it not, as it clearly says "i have no respect for your
contribution", yes?

 you might want to think about that, yes?  and perhaps write a message
saying, "i apologise, i did not mean to convey disrespect, i was upset
by the swearwords that you included, which, i also realise from what
you've said they were provoked, but i was still upset.  also i'd like
to officially apologise on behalf of apple for apple employees
subjecting you to personal attack and denigration when you were only
trying to help contribute to webkit's success".

 something like that would go down well, and would be a good
indication that apple recognises the root of the problem and is
willing to engage with unpaid, unsponsored free software contributors
in an appropriate and inclusory way.


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