I’m speaking only for myself, not for Dave
or Andy or the Ruby community.
Herr Katins, you seem frustrated by the negative
reception to your work. You seem inclined to
leave the Ruby community now in disgust.
But I would ask you to stay.
It is true that many negative comments have
been made about this project. These were due
only to the license issue (and you responses
to the objections). You were perceived by many
as a thief, and a rather impolite one at that.
I certainly felt that some of your actions (and
words) were inappropriate at least. But I
definitely have no personal animosity toward you.
I don’t think anyone here wishes to disparage
you personally (or your technical expertise).
In my personal opinion: Restore the OPL, apologize
to Dave, and let us all forget any negatives.
Quite apart from any licensing issues, let me
congratulate you on a significant achievement.
My German is not good enough to appreciate the
quality of the work, but I know that you have
put many hours of hard work into it.
I think that your energy and ability could be
a significant addition to the Ruby community.
So I would ask you to stay and contribute. It is
possible to make great contributions without
Just my opinion.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen,