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Re: [opensuse] The community demands for Richard Brown to resign Now
On 2015-12-26 23:31, Ruben Safir wrote:
The community demands for Richard Brown to resign Now for their
censorship of Carlos ER and their refusal to recognize the grievous
error they made. Their actions and explanations reflect the most
terrible abuses that any FLOSS group can abuse its users with and
therefore the must STEP DOWN NOW.


The decision to ban Carlos was not Richard's, it was the openSUSE Board elected by members of the openSUSE project that decided. Those members are people who are active within the project, helping drive the innovation forward and ensuring that openSUSE stays competitive with our peers. Those members have entrusted the Board to look after the best interests of the project, and that is what they strive to do.

The Board received multiple complaints from openSUSE members about Carlos' activity on the mailing lists, especially on opensuse-factory. Several people have tried to explain that bombarding a mailing list with emails which don't reflect the topic of the list - factory is for Tumbleweed and developmental issues. Carlos believed he was doing no wrong and continued to ignore people's public and private complaints.

This is when the Board took the decision to give Carlos a warning, which he also decided to ignore. We then voted on what action to take. That is when the decision to ban Carlos came up. Several Board members felt a much harder line should have been taken, Richard was actually one that calmed some of us down - to be frankly honest I am one of those that felt this is too weak.

If you would like some definitive action, may I suggest you walk the talk instead of just firing your mouth off. Postulating like that benefits no-one and those that actually care and roll their sleeves up with contributions ignore much of these theatrics.


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