[ros-dev] My attitude
gedmurphy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 18:26:39 CET 2005
> I think the project would stagnate without Alex.
That just isn't true, and I'm sure Alex wouldn't want anyone to think
There are some other developers on this project (not naming any names)
who are just as good if not better programmers than Alex, they just
choose not to voice their skills openly like Alex does.
Just wanted to point that out for anyone thinking Alex is the be all and
end all of this project. As I said, I'm sure Alex doesn't want anyone
thinking that either.
> Alex is young and intelligent, which naturally leads to arrogance,
> but I have long since gotten numb to his behaviour, since there are
> plenty of people like him in my life. To his credit, Alex is one of
> the few reasons I am still involved with this project, and sometimes,
> I *do* feel like I am working for him. ;0) Without Alex I am sure
> this project would be different, but I'm not sure if it would be
> better or worse.
> As I have said before, it's these very arguments on public project
> mailing lists that hurt this project more than anything. It's
> arguments like these that make me want to leave, not any one's
> attitude. They take up resources and contribute nothing. Just keep
> in mind that these emails will be found by people looking for answers
> to questions for a long time to come.
> I've seen this problem again and again. The contributors to the
> project are some of the brightest people I have ever met (in this
> field), and when you get a group of intelligent people together,
> invariably egos get in the mix and you have this childish bickering
> about STUPID SHIT. I've seen this happen to PHDs that were twice my
> age, and should have known better.
> If you have a problem with someones attitude, I expect you to take
> it up with them directly and privately. If that doesn't work, step
> away for a day or two, and reflect upon what this project means to
I agree with everything you said. I was both shocked and annoyed to see
this mail this morning when I woke up.
This isn't something I would or would ever want to vote on. Having said
that, it would be a very sad day if Alex ever did decide to leave.
Hopefully it will never come to that, and everyone's differences can be
sorted out, preferably not on a public mailing list.
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