[asterisk-dev] SOX creates distortion on WAVE to GSM conversion
michael.grigoni at cybertheque.org
Mon Apr 9 13:47:10 MST 2007
abalashov at evaristesys.com wrote:
> I know the post was off-topic, but I thought the replies to this user
> were more than a little bit rude. Please, guys, take a chill pill, if my
> advice counts for anything.
Now that someone else has opened this door, I feel free to submit
This is one of the _most_hostile_ discussion forums of any open source
project; perhaps this hostility is intentional and calculated and whether
or not that is so, it is very unprofessional behavior and out of line
for a project of this magnitude.
A simple remedy includes these actions:
1. institute the periodic mailing of a FAQ and Etiquette for this list
_to_ this list;
2. establish an 'asterisk-tech' list in the spirit of the other 'tech'
lists for the various O/S projects; define that list as the primary
recipient of posts regarding non-development technical questions
3. establish a canon of the use of 'asterisk-dev'; if you wish, restrict
posting privileges to the list to invited or voted-in members.
I also submit that the organization of this entire project is
lacking in the fundamentals of large software project administration
and flies in the face of canonical methods, especially adherence
to a strict versioning roadmap with serious committment to version
support and proper documentation methodolgy. Bloat is _evil_ when
there is a disdain for maintenance of lightweight previous versions.
Personally, I resented the back-of-the-hand treatment I received
from list members when I undertook an effort to remedy issues with
ADSI phone support in the codebase _we_ are using -- being told
it is a 'user' issue (fixing bad code is a 'user' issue?) and that
unless I work with current branches, no one is interested (despite
the fact that the affected code had not changed). There are many
legitimate reasons for freezing development at a particular point
when embedding code (not everyone is running interoffice exchanges
on big metal) into small systems and we had our reasons. Hostile
attitudes tend to encourage forking of projects...
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