[Owncloud] The endless github privacy policy war

Marcel Waldvogel marcel.waldvogel at uni-konstanz.de
Fri Dec 7 16:29:40 UTC 2012


I'm starting a new thread, as it was definitely way off-topic.

Am 07.12.2012 um 15:18 schrieb Simon Brereton <simon.buongiorno at gmail.com>:
> I have to say, I agree.  I was asked to make a ticket but I will not because I cannot accept github's privacy policy.  So, I sit and wait in silence for my tiny problem to be solved.  Since I am not a coder I cannot contribute and therefore have to accept decisions like moving to github (which I think was the right one btw) and the consolidation of tickets there (which I don't think is the right decision - if I didn't have privacy issues, I would use Google's cloud, and so far my need for owncloud does not outweigh my need for privacy so accept it is what I have done).
> I don't see why you can't have a separate bug tracker, or even a person who consolidates issues in your chosen bug-tracker, but until you do I will be waiting without a voice.
Please, Simon, calm down! It is very easy to fill in the registration form with something that makes the github syntax checker happy. What is the problem? Privacy probably is not an issue either, because you are sending it all over the world on this mailing list.

You are getting software for free, do not want to look into the code yourself, but want the developers to fix it *for you*. So do them a favor, and make it as easy as possible for them to keep track of the problem.

I have contributed to several open source projects and always worked in a way to make it as easy for the community to get to a solution, which is often the way that the lead developers have chosen. I am very astonished at how calm the developers react here; I know my tone would not be as nice towards stubborn people trying to make my life hard and miserable.


PS: I hope we can conclude this "endless war" soon, despite my choice of title :-)
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