I am sorry to hear that, Scott. I can understand your feelings and have to say I feel in similar ways. I have wound down my participation over several years now, mainly because I saw the same deficiencies as you describe here. I never understood why a community that was subscribing to the CoC was so willing to take divisions and divisive actions as normal way of operating.
I hope our paths will cross again in the future on other exciting FLOSS projects.
I don’t have a lot more to say about the Ubuntu Community Council’s decision, backed up by the SABDFL, to, in secret, with no consultation with the rest of the leadership of the Kubuntu community (i.e. the Kubuntu Council) remove Jonathan Riddell than I’ve already said to them in the series of emails I’ve just made public.
Since I got involved in Ubuntu development in 2006, I’ve known we had a SABDFL. I’ve never particularly liked it, but I understood it. SABDFL created and funded both Canonical and Ubuntu. His sand box, his rules. Fair enough. What I didn’t know until this week though was that we had more than one.
I invite people to re-read the Code of Conduct and consider how that relates to how the Ubuntu Community Council has handled their dispute with Jonathan Riddell. I think their actions in no way comport to either the letter…
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