After watching people fight some more in #gentoo-dev this afternoon, the question “Why the fuck do I bother to waste my time with a distribution that only wastes my time?” popped into my mind. I haven’t been able to find an answer yet. Sadly, this indicates the beginning of the end for me. I’m losing interest in anything gentoo at a fast rate. Just the thought of reading public gentoo mailing lists makes me physically ill. I want to vomit.
I still believe that most gentoo developers are good people. There are a lot of examples that can be pointed to to show that teamwork really does work. Unfortunately, people are now using trolling tactics to push their agenda. The recent “Paludis and Profiles” thread on the gentoo-dev mailing list is a perfect example.
So, to my fellow gentoo devs, I have the following 2 things to say:
1. Grow up. Fighting never solves anything.
2. Speak out about what you think is wrong. Don’t allow others to bully you around into accepting something that you don’t think is best for gentoo. You won’t always win your argument, but in the end gentoo will be a better place.