Re: [stella] stella bitterness

Subject: Re: [stella] stella bitterness
From: John Saeger <johnws8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 01:57:43 -0700
On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 01:28, Andrew Davie wrote:

Yeah you're right.  I'll go crawl back in my hole now.


> It's sad to see such bitter politics enter into the [stella] list, which has
> always been about friendly sharing and learning.  Without trying to take
> sides in the 'debate', I would suggest that sarcasm, cycnicism and
> bitterness have no place in this forum.  I well-understand the problems
> inherent in closed-source software being sold commercially and the
> likelyhood of that software 'borrowing' from open-source -- and also the
> ludicrous situation where two emualtors are 'competing' and one is using the
> source code of another to achieve satisfactory emulation.  However, these
> arguments and the bickering and most especially the sarcastic bitterness
> don't belong on the [stella] list.  IMHO, of course.
> For the record, I think Z26 is a stellar emulator and it's been a workhorse
> for me over the years -- and I am mucho grateful to the developers.  I also
> think Stella has been a wonderful platform for many years for lots of other
> people.  The early release of the stella code as open-source was extremely
> helpful.  It's disappointing to see the authors/maintainers of both
> emulators in such a public brawl, and doesn't reflect well on anyone in the
> community.
> Cheers
> A
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