Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 23:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On the day CyanogenMod moves CM10 to stable, their domain is hijacked by a community 'member'. "We don't like how this played out, and we are deeply hurt. Likewise, we are deeply saddened at the confusion this may have caused the community. We will continue to be open about the what, when, how, but unfortunately, we may never know the 'why' - though greed comes to mind. The team itself has not made a profit off of CM and that is not our goal. But to have one of our own betray the community like this is beyond our comprehension." This makes me so angry and sad. Slightly related: it's about damn time the Googles and Samsungs of this world invest some money and resources into CyanogenMod to give them a solid infrastructure to work with. It would be peanuts for them financially.
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danger_nakamura
Member since:
2011-06-21

Vox populi. Don't be nervous.

When those involved won't name an individual, often for good reasons, other people are still going to try and guess. The potential for error is actually created by those that remain silent, even though they may have good reasons for doing so. Since we don't have actual lynch mobs (mostly) anymore any case of mistaken identity can be worked through.

When people hear a story of a person being a douchebag it is natural to want to know who it is. I think modern society does too much to protect the privacy of anti-social individuals. If they were subject to the full backlash against their actions they would likely learn and self-correct quickly - look what happened here.

And the world would be a better place. Except for douchebags - but I'm supposed to care about their plight?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Don't you know? The douchebags are the real victims.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

IRL it tends to get even more nuanced than the scenario mentioned by danger_nakamura (plus he might be looking at the past through slightly rose-tinted glasses), also when we don't care much for douchebags... reminded me about two posts I made elsewhere not too long ago
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2481754&cid=37885152
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2481754&cid=37915274

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