[Lazarus] Crowdfunding to speed up the development of pas2js in Lazarus Widgetset and fpDebug to FPC

Travis Ayres trayres at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 21:59:49 CET 2018

When this issue cropped up on the mailing list, I went and reviewed the
archive. You link to Michael finally "snapping", and even then he wasn't
rude or out of place at all; I agree with Michael that the emails in the
archives speak for themselves.

Michael seems extremely patient and completely professional - traits that I
find productive in any environment. He's given you multiple chances to drop
it, and even offered to welcome you back if you changed your communication
methods. You're clearly extremely talented - which is absolutely useless
without the soft skills to get your changes considered effectively.
Perhaps brushing up on interpersonal communication would be beneficial.

In any event, I think if everyone just said, "Gee, I got heated, I am
sorry, we can all learn from this", we could all move on and FPC would be
better for it. A split in a community that is already small is detrimental
for new users and is unprofessional from a business perspective - how would
we expect a business to use tools from a community that can't even agree
enough to produce canonical items, or work to resolve technical issues
without serious fracture?

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM Maciej Izak via lazarus <
lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

> pt., 21 gru 2018 o 19:28 Travis Ayres via lazarus <
> lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> napisaƂ(a):
>> There needs to be provisions for making people full time to work on
>> FPC/Lazarus as well -
>> "Foundation makes provision {document or processes} for administrative
>> costs, in order to make their application transparent and in consideration
>> of the valuable time of contributors, with Foundation approval and as
>> documented in {Living document Y}".
> This would be good. I think that clear rules are always fine. Also the
> very important is to not concentrate all power in the hand of one person
> without any control (for example in much smaller project like NewPascal I
> don't have exclusive control). Some time ago I was involved in many parts
> of work in FPC compiler (generics.collections, management operators other
> fixes for compiler and new features in progress) but in the case of
> personal conflict, project has no instance of appeal or regulations or any
> code of conduct. So instead of coding I need to waste time to shows what
> happened. Sadly...
> It looks like David's fight with Goliath. Anyway the truth is important.
> All is fine when someone has the same opinion like Michael Van Canneyt.
> The style of communication with Michael is visible in this thread, when he
> know he is not right he is just ignoring messages, but he is first to throw
> the rock. He is using power - not arguments. No one can do anything because
> he has full control on all infrastructure.
> Admin, lead of project, programmer and foundation ruler in one person? Too
> much power always corrupts.
> --
> Best regards,
> Maciej Izak
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