So far as all the drama nonsense that has happened because of this, I think it has caused certain people to show their true colors. I also think that the people doing the 'mud slinging' have not shown their brightest colors.
One comment that I hope this post answers is one by Darxus, an influential personality that has been a consistent problem against me. Taken from the GH-Next phoronix article comments:
“Also, lets not forget that soreau was not banned due to his lack of social grace alone. The final straw was his refusal to use an existing mechanism to retain protocol compatibility when making his needed protocol changes, insisting on doing it in a way that would break things, without providing a reason”
First of all, for the record, Darxus is not a core wayland developer. If you would like to be the judge, please refer to his wayland/weston commits. Second of all, this is a completely false statement. It also has a very tyrannical tone to it. The implication is that I am not compliant with certain fabricated 'rules'.
On the contrary, I have been fully compliant with Kristian and the other core wayland developers. However, when ultimate goals diverge to the point where two parties can no longer work together, it is not a particularly good investment of time to continue trying to solve problems from either side.
Darxus and Daniel's mud-slinging works throughout this ordeal are frivolous, unwarranted, unnecessary, childish, completely ridiculous and an outright waste of everyone's time – with specific intent to damage my public image. Let's not allow these such incidents to overshadow the countless amount of good people who have put in the time, work and dedication to bring us to the point where we are today.
I enjoy working on this code and it's not too terribly difficult once you have the basics down. On the other hand, the effort required for me to convey my reasonings to others immense. I think one of the reasons I have failed to communicate effectively is because it takes more time. Time is costly and I don't have a lot to go around. Also, explaining myself repeatedly gives me a headache. I don't plan on doing much more of it in this context.
A quick comment about Mir. I do not necessarily see their decision as wrong because it is right for them. However, I do think that Mark Shuttleworth should probably have explained a lot more in detail his reasonings. He owes it to all the people that believed him when he vowed to use wayland as their next display platform target.