The Great Benevolent Dictator Getting Some Beating

I know how it feels to be a benevolent dictator. I am one myself on my jOOQ User Group. Supporting Free Open Source Software isn’t always easy. Sometimes you get demanding users, sometimes you get grumpy bugfixers. And the occasional troll. You try to be nice and sometimes, you make mistakes, too. But hey, even if it’s free and Open Source, that’s not an excuse for being rude towards your users (= customers!). Except, of course, for The One Great Benevolent Dictator. Everyone should know by now who I’m talking about. But not everyone accepts his rudeness. As seen on the Linux Kernel List:

https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/7/15/427

Enjoy!

How to Behave on Mailing Lists

I recently stumbled upon the following document:
http://www.apache.org/dev/contrib-email-tips.html

It’s a useful list of rules, ideas about how to behave on open source mailing lists. Of course, these rules include both committers and users ;-)