Yesterday Ciaran wrote a mail to several people asking for the devmanual to be changed to comply with the license. Every contributor should be listed in the same size and not one person who has done little with extra strength on the front page.
A 2-minute change you think? Not for Gentoo – In Gentoo everything is more complicated. A quick council decision resulted in putting the page out of action hurting the whole community and now it is on the long queue of things for the infrastructure team to do. Some hope that it will be a matter of days to get it back.
Can we avoid such a thing in future? Yes. Developer (especially those with special rights) need to think more of the results of their action and the community. And we need to learn to solve problems and not run away from them.
Until the people with power decide to make the content again available on devmanual.gentoo.org I have put up a recent copy with license issues fixed on http://dev.gentoo.org/~genstef/devmanual