扼杀开源的是人们自己(The thing killing open-source is the people)

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I have a bit of an admission to make. Something that a lot of people
would consider to be a shame of sorts, but something I feel I should
talk about anyways. I’m afraid to contribute to open-source.

It’s not that I don’t think I’m good enough, I’ve got enough
production code under my name to back me up when I say I know what a
loop is and why I should use one. Rather, my fear comes from the
community around open-source.

Everywhere I look and everywhere I go, there seems to be a
deep-seated attitude whereby abuse and hostility are not only ignored,
but encouraged. Now, while I do have a thick skin from growing up being
the subject of many bullies torments, I find it hard for me to justify
volunteering my time and effort to contribute when there is a
better-than-none chance that I will cop public abuse for my
efforts. This is something very difficult for me, because I am a firm
supporter of open-source software, and I do want to give back to the
community-at-large that has enabled me to do so much with software.

如果你看一下这种行为最主要的犯罪者们,比如linux内核邮件组,你就会看到一个这种行为几乎天天发生的例子,而且它似乎很有效,这才是我真正担心的事情。当然,我能理解,维护者和受雇在内核项目工作的人理应得到更高的地位,但是这种地位不应该用恐惧来维持。如果你不认为Linus使用恐惧来让他的“奴才们”乖乖听话,那请你去找找,你能发现某一次Linus指责了一个人以后,那个人用一句“X你”来回复,或者其他反抗的行为么?

有些人可能会说,他们没有时间关心政治,他们只关心代码和技术。当然,我也认为我自己是这一类人。坦白地说,我并不关心是Joyent还是其他什么公司的联合体形成一个组织来管理Node.js,只要我可以向它贡献有用的东西,而且别人能用,其他的并不重要。我的意见是,期待别人给你最起码的尊重的原因并不是政治,而是人们的尊严。

The reason the title says ‘killing’ is that what happens when my
feelings about this spread? The Linux Kernel admittedly has a problem
with trying to get newer developers on board, and one day it might just
be that there are no developers left who have the stomach to put up with
the hostility and the Linux Kernel could die (in reality, I very much
doubt any large company would let that happen). Without developers who
are willing to step in and continue working on open-source projects,
then open-source is effectively dead.

In saying all this, I want to finish on a somewhat positive note. To
all those who make and maintain open-source software, I want to thank
you for enabling me to keep building cool things.

标题中之所以说成“扼杀”,原因是当我感觉到这些现象的传播时,此刻正在发生着什么?实际上,Linux内核在试图引入开发者新成员方面存在着问题,也许有一天将不再有能够忍受这种敌意的开发者,到那时Linux内核将可能死去(实际上,我非常怀疑是否有任何大公司会让这种情况发生)。没有了愿意深入研究并不断致力于开源项目的开发者,那么开源项目将真正彻底地死去。

说了这么多,最后我想以一些积极的话语来结束。对于所有创建和维护开源软件的开发者们,我想说谢谢你们让我我能够一直创建很酷的东西。


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