[Sugar-devel] Private vs Public conversations.

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 20:29:34 EDT 2013

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:14 PM, David Farning
<dfarning at activitycentral.com> wrote:
> In a private conversation with an Association employee they told me
> that they conciser Activity Central a competitor because Activity
> Central increased deployments expectations. Their strategy with regard
> to Activity Central was to _not_ accept patches upstream with the goal
> of causing Activity Central and Dextrose to collapse under its their
> weight. As it was private conversation I am not sure how widely spread
> the opinion was held.

I object very strongly to those statements; I hope it was not under my
watch and I goes very much against the grain of everyone involved with
Sugar and OLPC in all the time I was there.

While I didn't always agree or like AC's work or strategies, I have
been, on and off the record, always in favor of having a strong
ecosystem. AC being the main player in that space, this translated in
a strong advocacy for AC.

As a professional in the foss world, this is not something I would
accept in my team, and I don't think anyone in the team had the kind
of personality to play such games.

There were times where it was easy for OLPC to integrate patches,
There were times when it was hard. I tried to signal that in advance
because I have been on both sides of the integration game (and I
continue to be -- now with Moodle) and I profoundly despise games such
as the one being suggested.

with a bad taste in my mouth,

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