On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 05:19:13PM -0800, Josh Andler wrote:
On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Bryce Harrington
> (I have vague memories of us coming close, but working things out; Josh
> do you recall better than me?)
I might not have been on the inside at that point because it doesn't
ring any bells for me. I do recall people choosing to remove
themselves from participating in the project due to issues with
> The Producing Open Source Software has some good advice on how to go
> about handling these situations:
Thanks for the link!
> And in particular:
I don't personally feel that we are at that point with this individual.
I will say that they fall under the "difficult people"
In a project like Inkscape where commit access is handed out very
freely, heated disagreements over what gets committed are going to be
par for the course. Revoking commit access over technical disagreements
or even bad coding style is a bad, bad idea (I will spare regale you
with horror stories from the past...)
Johan, my advice would be to take a breather for a day or so, then when
you're ready, engage with them again. Maybe try a different medium than
you've interacted with them before - e.g. email, or irc, or even skype
or in person if possible. Sometimes the change of communication medium
can improve context or give different insights into where they're coming
If, despite all that, you feel you can't work with them, then see if you
can establish boundaries that let him work on what he wants to, without
disrupting areas you care about.
If that doesn't look like it's going to work, then raise the issue
privately with Josh or myself, and we'll go from there.