[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] Current status?

Darik Horn dajhorn at vanadac.com
Mon May 6 22:25:52 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 1:46 AM, Aron Xu <happyaron.xu at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's likel the DKMS patch you are using in your "product", which adds
> your name to the whole file of 5000 lines because you've added no more
> than 30 lines to that file, which forces us to choose a dirtier but
> much safer (copyright-wise) approach. Isn't these two stuff add up to
> your today's replies?

I acknowledged what you wanted, I said no, and I asked for time to fix
it.  You did not afford me that courtesy or cooperation.

Alternatively, you should be capable of rewriting those 30 lines of
code in a way that satisfies your personal licensing goals, because
your requirements are not Debian policy.  If you can't hack this, then
you're not going to complete a GSoC project.

Now let me make obvious the absurdity of your claim:  My 30 lines of
super code, which is apparently software of irreplaceable brilliance,
is forcing you to put dirty code into Debian.  Mario Limonciello is at
fault because he ignores you, but you're still not brave enough to NMU
him, and I'm at fault because I follow typical and customary
engineering practices.

> I had a chance to talk shortly with Veselin on IRC, for helping him
> ping the project's mentors. It's not mentors' nor mine responsibility
> to coach any student in this stage - the project isn't started, and
> mentors only have the responsibility to discuss
> questions/applications/anything that the student wants to discuss with
> them. This is how GSoC works, please read GSoC documents if you want
> to get involved.

Nope.  This project is very much started, you have a head start, and
it looks like a sinecure.

> I wanted to persuade you such thing before you quit-in-action, but I
> failed. You said this project does not make you a Debian developer on
> #zfsonlinux, and you expressed that you quite mind the -guest
> additions to the account name on Alioth.

My refusal to participate in a farce does not mean that I quit or
became disinterested.  Obviously I'm still paying attention.

When you let system breaking changes slide in review, and in doing so
disregarded the needs of our users, I withdrew my name and resources.

And I was indeed interested in becoming a Debian Developer.  I was
forthright about that desire.  Frankly, I thought that the shed
painting was part of a hazing ritual to get membership in the

> Cannot agree with your summary, as commented above.

You have a conflict of interest.  If what I say is accurate, then you
could be disqualified.

> Please give details and evidence? Talk is cheap, and even you just blame.

You got this challenge backwards.  You already have my code.  Show me
yours.  Either you've produced nothing new, or you're keeping it

Darik Horn <dajhorn at vanadac.com>

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