[TYPO3-german] [TYPO3-english] A black day for the TYPO3 community

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Sun Jun 9 20:16:36 CEST 2013


Although I posted to the German list too, this post is in English 
because I simply lack the language skills to express my feelings in the 
right words in German (I can read and understand it quite well and can 
express myself in daily, casual conversations). It would be nice if 
someone could translate.

Tolleiv Nietsch announced in various places that he would stop 
maintaining the extension TemplaVoilà. Discussion about this decision 
can take place in the typo3.projects.templavoila list, please. This post 
is about what happened at the TYPO3 Camp Stuttgart.

After the news reached t3cs part of the crowd started cheering. A 
reaction I can't understand; something shameful, unacceptable, 
appalling, even disgusting. Next, I can't understand why nobody stood up 
to tell these people that this is unacceptable and disrespectful behaviour.

Someone said that it wasn't about the maintainer, whom most even didn't 
know, but about the product. This almost makes it worse; is it okay 
because you don't know the person who spend a lot of time and energy in 
maintaining an extension that was used by many, that is still used a 
lot? If you don't like a product you can simply not use it.

Today I am ashamed to be part of a community of which a group of members 
responds in such a manner.
To the people who cheered: if you agree that this behaviour is not 
acceptable, step forward and have the decency to make a sincere apology. 
If you think that your behaviour was acceptable, I really don't think 
you should be part of this community.
To organisers of events: if this happens during your event, it is in my 
mind your moral obligation to act against such misbehaviour.

I really hope that this was a one-time event and that we don't have to 
witness this ever again.

Jigal van Hemert
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