Apache: 'No jerks allowed'
Nov 15, 2009, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
"In fact, in a presentation today I attended at SAP in Walldorf,
Germany, Apache Software Foundation President Justin Erenkrantz
called out the importance of good manners to good governance at
"There are going to be people on an open mailing list who are
idiots, or maybe they're just having a bad day. Don't feed the
trolls. Don't become a poisonous person.
"It seems like reasonable advice, but it's discouraging to see
this basic rule of polite society regularly broken within the wider
open-source community. Some feel that a license to code is a
license to shout others down. It's not. At least, not at