Am Sonntag, 26. August 2018, 04:27:33 CEST schrieb Bryan Lunduke:
To the openSUSE community,
as a friend...
Have a good time and keep on enjoying the benefits of the OSS world! I don't
think your step is a big surprise, I rather think it is a consistent one. I
don't think feelings should matter, but when they limit one's ability to fully
dedicate or feel for a project and henceforth follow other goals, then your
way is the right way to go. And as we all know: Sometimes feelings do not
align with reality, but there's also sometimes no way to get the real things
in line with the show or big picture (am I using the right metaphor here?).
It was always nice working with you, I wish it had been much more often.
Have a good time, Sir Duke. Good riddance. :-P
There are so many wonderful, inspiring projects and
communities in the
broader Free Software world -- that it makes little sense for me to
remain a member of one where the leadership personally attacks those who
suggest simple notions such as "let's be more transparent" (an implied
criticism that is as much about my own failings, as a past Board Member,
The responses received from some openSUSE Board members were profane,
rude, slanderous... and just plain not nice.
I have many friends in this community -- a community that has done some
truly exceptional work. Many of you have *much* to be proud of. And I
will do my best to not let the words and actions of some of the Board
impact my views of the good work that you have done and, I hope, will do
in the future. For the technology you have produced -- and the
friendship you have shared -- I will always be in your debt.
That said, the Board has created a negative, cruel atmosphere that I do
not want any part of. Perhaps one day that will change but, for now, it
is time to separate myself entirely and to focus on the communities with
much less hate; To surround myself with love, instead.
I do not expect any other people to take this action -- nor do I wish
this to cause any additional unhappiness or conflict among the
community. It is simply an action I must take, and I want my thoughts
(whether any agree with them or not) to be stated.
I request that I be removed from the openSUSE membership list. I will
unsubscribe myself from the various mailing lists this evening.
I wish you all (and I do mean *all*) the very best.
Team Lead Documentation
P.S.: I moved - new home address: Wöhrdstraße 10, 93059 Regensburg
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