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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1128885 - in /apr/apr/trunk: build/apu-conf.m4 build/apu-ldap.m4 configure.in
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:51:41 GMT
On 02 Jun 2011, at 4:19 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> Graham, I am not, I repeat, not discussing your *contribution* to  
> the ASF.
> I respect the many, many things you have added, and aspects you  
> improved,
> and bugs you have fixed, which includes your patches to ldap.

I have asked repeatedly for you to provide feedback on the apr_crypto  
APIs and to properly articulate your long standing objection, and you  
left both myself and the project waiting ages before you finally did  
so. I assumed the reason for this was that you were just busy. When  
you finally did provide feedback it turned out you had completely  
missed that fact that the a key part of your objection had been fixed  
on trunk 12 months earlier. I assumed your email was broken, or you  
had just missed that earlier patch to trunk, perhaps again because you  
were too busy, or perhaps it was a simple mistake.

In contrast, you didn't show me the courtesy of asking me for feedback  
on the state of apr_ldap code, to clarify whether there were any  
blockers, or whether there was anything you could do to speed things  
along. Instead you assumed I "couldn't be bothered" and declared as  
much on a public mailing list, after taking matters into your own  
hands ripping out the old code. In doing so, and despite your denial  
above, you have made your feelings on my contribution to the ASF quite  

I am a member of the APR PMC, and a long standing member of the  
foundation, and this is because I care about the APR project, I care  
about other projects at the ASF, I care about the foundation, and I  
care about the end users and vendors who use our software. For this  
reason, I will continue the work on apr_crypto, followed by the work  
on apr_dbd, followed by apr_ldap, as agreed by this project in the  
past, until the agreed work is complete, no matter how unpleasant the  
task turns out to be. I however respectfully ask that you make this  
task no more unpleasant for me than it needs to be.


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