Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 20 2008,15:06
|However wise and helpful you are most times, there are times when I wish you would just compromise just a little.|
I'm very much open to compromise, but it takes two parties to do that. In this case, one party decided to accuse the other of theft, license infringement, "butchering" and "molesting," etc. I didn't choose how to license murgalua, Murga did. I didn't bundle the murgalua tarball, Murga did. Read through all his documentation and license information, copyright attribution requirements, etc. Then come back and weigh what I've written and asked against his continued attacks on others here and his new demands to resolve this issue. I wasn't shooting any blanks, he was the moment he cast the first stones. And the second. And the third...
On the grounds (alone) that he infers DSL needed his permission to use his GPL'ed code before, I wouldn't touch it because that's not what GPL is about. I respect Robert's and John's decisions to reach whatever truce they can with such an irrational, unbalanced individual. I just hope that placating him now doesn't end up with more trouble down the road if and when his feelings get hurt again. And that's all this was about. Not about the license but about Murga's fragile ego.
Feel free to work with Murga and reach your own compromises with whomever you want whenever you want on whatever terms you want. I can and and do and will respect that. But respect me enough in return to not demand or wish I would reach similar compromise with anyone who moves his goalposts, who shoots first and asks questions later, and who chooses to lash out at everyone he disagrees with when the terms under which he licensed something allow for the very thing he objected to in the first place to be done.
(minor edit to clarify)
"It felt kind of like having a pitbull terrier on my rear end."
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