tillin9 wrote:Hamei, I do agree that Mozilla is neglecting its community roots, but do try to contain the vitriol. I can certainly empathize with the "mad as hell and not gonna take it" mentality, but some of the posts above and comments made elsewhere are not going to make any progress.
I disagree with you on this. (Of course )
What I have seen happen when everyone is oh-so-pleasant and reasonable is that the bastards have a nice little coffee-klatsch "dialog" explaining why it was oh-so-difficult and impractical to support the people who put them where they are and you know we did listen to all the feedback in the forums (where only the developers who think exactly the same way hang out) and how the icons for Windows Vista are really important while performance on older hardware, well that's upsetting but you know it's just time to move on and buy a nice new Dell with Vista pre-installed because this is 2008 now you know bla bla bla bla blaah bla.
Then they go their merry way doing whatever the hell they intended to do in the first place.
When Japan butchers Nanjing it is not the time to contain one's vitriol.
I am not a big fan of the right-wingers but in some cases the Neville Chamberlain approach simply does not work. Maybe an attack on the nazis would not have worked either but I'd rather be a ghost shirt than a drunk on the reservation. They probably will not do a damned thing for us. They do not care about us, they want the approval of Ziff-Davis and their names in lights. Maybe there is one chance in 1,000 that someone will say "Hmm, all this bad publicity is not a good thing, maybe gtk1 isn't so hard to include after all." But even if they ignore us, at least if we do not sit here quietly while they invade Poland they will have to face themselves in the mirror and worry about hecklers in the audience when they give their two-faced hypocritical talks about "listening to the community".