Thoughts on GnuPG and automation
dougb at dougbarton.email
Mon Mar 9 22:41:44 CET 2015
On 3/9/15 2:10 PM, Bob (Robert) Cavanaugh wrote:
> you will not get your desired results by starting the conversation impuning the work that went before and claiming that what you are asking for is far superior
OTOH, it's often useful when talking about a possible direction for new
projects to have a frank and honest discussion about what did and did
not work in old ones.
Just as you pointed out that the slights you perceived Hans-Christoph
offering on GnuPG are unfair because it's not responsible for what other
project teams have started and failed to complete; it's equally
unreasonable for you to infer that he was offering that slight, and for
the same reason.
The way I read Hans-Christoph's message was that there is a lack of
coordination amongst various teams who have started API, wrapper, or
other projects based on GnuPG tools, and that this fragmentation has
harmed those efforts in various ways (including diverting precious
resources to projects with little or no chance of success). And that it
would be nice if we could take a hard look at what the real world
requirements are for APIs and/or wrappers for various platforms, and
have some coordinated effort put into work in this area.
Both of those sound like perfectly reasonable observations to me, and I
did not perceive any suggested slight by Hans-Christoph at any point in
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