When I decided I wanted to get into open source, I was kind of scared at first, because I remembered that there were a lot of open source developers with this kind of attitude, and I really can’t stand that. When I first approached some open-source projects, the first people I ran into were rude and abusive in the exact way I’d come to expect. I’m not sure I ever really recovered from that. I didn’t interact much with open-source projects and I lost hope in the idea that there were enjoyable open-source communities that could develop quality software.
It means a lot to me to see people condemning this kind of behavior. I hope that one day I’ll be able to find an open source project upholding the ideals that these people champion.
Nice catch, but is calling for shooting (eh, waterboarding) people really okay?
Come on, it is just a figure of speech…
I’m not sure when torture comparisons became “just a figure of speech”. “waterboarding” certainly only entered common vocabulary through Guantanamo.
If I were to call for you to be waterboarded here and now in this forum, I would hopefully be banned for that attack.