This post (or something expressing a similar message) should be required reading at some point in a person’s first engagements with open source projects. Not because it is infallibly correct, but because it communicates two much needed points:
Again, I’m not suggesting Ashton Kemerling is wrong, or that there is no impact to be made by pointing out issues in a blog post as he did. Just that hagus' added layer to the dialogue is not often expressed and is particularly well-written. I gave it a place in my messy, unsorted collection of quotes files.
This comports with my own feelings on that previous post very well. I’ve had issues on the clojure(script) JIRA that were closed, sometimes with brusque comments, but I assume that the clojure maintainers are busy people that don’t have the time to provide a massive exegesis on why something is ‘wontfix’ everytime someone opens an issue. Assuming that everyone acts with the best of intentions is very good advice!