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From: Raymond Jennings <shentino@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>, gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Re: Notice of resignation of foundation membership
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:33:57
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Notice of resignation of foundation membership by Raymond Jennings
1 Well, apparently according to the bylaws, I need to give at least 30 days
2 notice per clause 4.8
4 Additionally I never signed my email with GPG so it's probably not even
5 valid anyway.
7 In the interim I've been encouraged to reconsider, so accordingly I'm
8 withdrawing my resignation, such as it is.
10 Things need to change in Gentoo though. I've had unsolicited encouragement
11 from no less than 5 people in this matter and it reflects a serious
12 cultural problem inside Gentoo. Apparently I'm not the only person who has
13 been driven to exile by toxic behavior. I'm sure everyone remembers zlg's
14 resignation as a trustee motivated by similiar reasons.
16 This is not healthy for Gentoo as a community, and ultimately as a distro.
18 On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 1:52 PM Raymond Jennings <shentino@×××××.com> wrote:
20 > Thanks in large part to mgorny's initiative it has been brought to my
21 > attention that I am not welcome in the gentoo community.
22 >
23 > He has done everything he can to obstruct me from contributing,
24 > including attempting to have my foundation membership revoked (620010)
25 > in a bug that he didn't even BOTHER to have me CC'ed on until I
26 > stumbled on it while spectating on a trustee meeting,and unilaterally
27 > dismissing me from the proxy maintainers project, officially for
28 > inactivity but confessing on IRC that he just found me difficult to
29 > work with.
30 >
31 > This is, to be blunt, bullshit. When a security bug came in against
32 > bopm I was prompt in having it fixed (see bug 631882. Other than
33 > that, apart from yielding skypeforlinux to someone who used scripts to
34 > beat me to the punch, the other packages were simply dormant upstream
35 > and rather than being inactive on those I was simply idling.
36 >
37 > I might have been difficult to work with, but if that was the real
38 > reason I was "fired" it should have been documented on my maintainer
39 > bug. The official reason as listed is not accurate.
40 >
41 > When I informed mgorny of my choice to resign, his words were as
42 > follows (as of Nov 12, 2018, pacific time):
43 >
44 > [13:37:32] <Shentino> I'm resigning from the foundation and severing
45 > all ties with gentoo.
46 > [13:37:37] <Shentino> Congratulations, you got your wish.
47 > [13:47:16] <mgorny> thanks, really appreciated
48 >
49 > Unfortunately, it appears that his opinion of my worth to Gentoo is
50 > not isolated, and since my efforts are not welcome I've decided it's
51 > in the mutual interest of myself and Gentoo for me to resign.
52 >
53 > Since I'm not welcome there's no point in me sticking around and
54 > wasting my time.
55 >
56 > Foundation, please get your books in order, particularly with the back
57 > taxes, so that you can get back the respect of the rest of the
58 > community. I'm tired of people using the foundation's past paperwork
59 > problems as an excuse to disregard and dismiss them.
60 >