[LAU] [LAD] forking (was Re: Aeolus)

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 21 06:39:40 UTC 2013

Thank you Hermann that I should shut up ;) while I'm right regarding to
the link you posted:

On Sat, 2013-09-21 at 08:10 +0200, hermann meyer wrote:
> Ralf, please stop this. You seems to have no Idea about what the blame
> is here. Read here, 
> Why, When, and How to Fork an Open Source Project

>From your link above:

"Why Fork?
Answer – Because you cannot get the software to meet your needs any
other way.

There are different reasons that this might be the case. If the core
developers, who have write-access to the source code, don’t accept your
features or patches. If the core developers reject use cases or a
direction that community members want."

And now read what Fons Adriaensen wrote on Fri, 2013-09-20 at 19:35
> * A request to have a 'volume' control on each stop.
> * A request to make Aeolus start up with the stops etc. that
>   were in use the last time.
> Both are no-go. Aeolus is meant to emulate a pipe organ, including
> the limits of a real one. It's not meant to be a backend to some
> sequencer or notation software, or a general-purpose additive
> synthesiser.

Fons called others simple-minded if they don't respect his intention,
while Maurizio M. Gavioli is sorry and not aware about offending the

So you expect that Maurizio M. Gavioli should talk to Fons, after being
called simple-minded?

It's a shame and it should be forwarded to the FSF or Fons simply should
stop contributing GPL'ed software.

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