Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Ethereal-dev] Major announcement
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 15:50:23 +0800
Erwin Rol wrote:
On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 17:06 -0500, Gerald Combs wrote:
[...]

All with all I think it is very disappointing how this was and still is
handled, it some how seems that core-developers distrust the other
developers and users.
I have to admit I was little shocked at first, too.  But I also doubt 
Gerald and crew have meant to offend anyone nor do they distrust the 
other developers and users.  One problem that sometimes arises, I think, 
is that if the leader of an open project such as this one starts a 
discussion in a public forum about a name change or fork or whatever a 
massive discussion ensues with everyone and their brother offering an 
opinion.  That's all fine and good but if the leader has already made up 
his or her mind about it then everyone has just wasted their breath 
and/or gets even more upset when the leader makes the change because 
they think the leader has ignored their opinion.  In the end, the 
project isn't a democracy.  People can discuss it before the change (if 
it's announced beforehand) or after the change (as we are now), but how 
much does it really matter which case is taken?