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Re: New MI maintainer

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 03:28:53PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:18:46AM +1300, Nick Roberts wrote:
> > The process behind these decisions is not open to me but it doesn't escape my
> > attention that Vladimir is now part of CodeSourcery, and that CodeSourcery have
> > at least one contract (with Ericsson) to work on Eclipse which uses GDB/MI in
> > its DSF plugin.  I ask myself in whose interest this appointment is made.  It's
> > certainly not the GNU project or the FSF.
> I expect an apology from you for this offensive statement.  I am the
> only member of the GDB steering committee working at CodeSourcery, and
> the SC is a group of GDB contributors, not some sort of sock puppet.
> The decision was made solely based on the interests of GDB in our best
> judgement.

A free and open society protects its users by making public its
actions and intents. By allowing the SC to deliberate its actions
behind closed doors gives me only a reason to doubt it. I do not
support this process, and therefor default to understanding Nicks
response. A natural consequence of such secret deliberations is
frustration and a lack of trust by the users. So, how could you expect
an apology? If I were you, I would expect more of what you just got.

I think the closed process pushes us all apart, instead of together,
which is where we should be.

Bob Rossi

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