Posted by: Anonymous
on November 05, 2007 03:07 PM
Why do you make an automatic assumption that there is something wrong with a project just because the programmer refused to accept someone into it?
An open source programmer releases his/her code for love, and deserves every bit of credit he gets, as well as the right to decide who to co-opt and who not to. It is entirely his prerogative to decide who to share the glory with. There is not, and should never be, a procedure or moral code for automatic acceptance of anyone who professes an interest in working on the project. If someone badly wants to contribute to a project, first earn the programmer's respect and then let him decide. He deserves that much.