On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 07:19:20PM -0400, Christopher Curtis wrote:
> Manish Singh wrote:
> >snipped out: the fact that clueless Robin completely missed the point that
> >there was plenty of refactoring done into GPL libraries, quite independent
> >of the PDB infastructure.
> [...]
> >misinformation about the GIMP project. He completely deserves to be called
> >on his lack of understanding and knowledge, and his complete inexperience
> >with real software development.
> Hmm ... seeing as most decisions seem to be made on IRC, patches are 
> only accepted if they are attached to bugs in the BTS, and evidently 
> it's some great sin to ask a question here, what exactly IS the purpose 
> of this mailing list?
> Or is Robin just special?  I would imagine that if there are any 
> archives of this mailing list that people can search that the number of 
> flagrantly ignorant questions would go down.  Of course, if the list 
> archives convery no knowledge except 'ask not lest ye don asbestos and 
> return none the wiser' that the archives are better off nonexistant.

Robin *is* a special idiot. He is Mr. Cinepaint, which is heavily based
on the film branch of gimp, from the 1.0 days. For someone who has
supposedly been working with the filmgimp codebase for so long, he displays
a pretty major lack of understanding of how the code works, and how
free software licensing works.

He has continually spread lies and misinformation about the GIMP project,
in some strange attempt to promote his own project. I suspect it's trying
to make a smokescreen to cover up his obvious technical inadequacies and

If a newbie had asked the same question he did, it would've been fine,
and this is the appropriate forum. But Robin is not a newbie: he claims
to have been working on the filmgimp code for years. On top of that, he
has been badmouthing the GIMP project for years, with no basis, so I'm
going to call him on his idiocy.

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