On Thu, 3 May 2012 04:52:36 -0700 (PDT)
alex23 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Anyone else following the apparent hijack of the pyjs project from its
> lead developer?
Just read the thread on pyjamas-dev. Even without knowing anything about the
lead-up to the coup, its leader's linguistic contortions trying to justify it
("i have retired Luke of the management duties"), and his eagerness to
change the subject ("let's move into more productive areas of discussion", and
"this is the path forward; make good of the newfound power") are indicative of
a guilty conscience or an underdeveloped sense of ethics.
He's convinced himself that his actions were technically legal; get this: "i
would recommend you terminate thought paths regarding criminal activity", and
"please don't make me further intervene or forcibly terminate additional
threats or remarks. there is no case to be had"!
But I am having trouble imagining a scenario where sneakily acquiring the
domain name and copying all the source and mailinglist data to your own server
would be preferable to just forking, which is what everyone knows you're
supposed to do in cases where the boss is too FOSS for your taste, or whatever
the problem was.
Seems like a great deal of hurt has occurred, both to people and to the
project, just to save the administrative hassle of forking. In the words of the
hijacker, he was going to fork but "an opportunity presented itself, and i ran
with it". Nice.