[Scummvm-devel] My Resignation

Eugene Sandulenko sev.mail at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 17:03:58 CET 2015

It's sad, but good luck in any case.

Your contributions, especially with JMP were great.

I will always have fond memories of our long evenings when I was teaching
you the programming. Now you matured enough to run your own project. Let me
wish you all the best.


PS. I am not retracting any of the project member priviledges from you, you
will still have all the usual access permissions. We do that only after a
several years long streak of inactivity.

On 25 December 2015 at 14:55, Matthew Hoops <clone2727 at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is with a heavy heart, that I have to announce my resignation from
> ScummVM. This has been building for a long time now, but has now
> culminated with the splash screen discussion.
> While I absolutely think the splash screen is a horrible move for
> ScummVM, it was the actual discussion that really soured my feelings.
> >From the beginning, it started with "Your feedback is welcome, but I
> want the splash screen to be present before 1.8.0", so there was only
> the illusion of having a discussion. sev decided to deflect any
> criticism of the splash screen to being "offensive" or "insulting".
> This is not something I have any desire to be a part of.
> This is just one offense in a long line of offenses. I was PM'd y sev
> a few weeks ago saying I had a negative attitude because I didn't
> congratulate enough people for their work and only chimed in when I
> have a discussion. I'm sorry, but just giving out meaningless
> platitudes isn't helping anyone make better code. I had pointed out
> Strangerke in the channel that he posted a news post to the site
> without asking the channel for proofreading (of which it needed, since
> criezy then had to go and edit it). This involved another "talking to"
> from sev, who said I insulted Strangerke by pointing it out in
> channel.
> I can go back further. I was called "a kid" in #scummvm by a few
> months ago when I asked about project funds (of which no information
> is made public, and which an open source project like us should make
> the information public. Going back to last year, my code for image/
> was called "stupid" in channel (while I was sleeping and couldn't
> defend myself). This was followed by a differently toned -devel thread
> under the title of "Re: [Scummvm-cvs-logs] scummvm master ->
> 57aa610f0c6199fbe41fc5de495356aa29fae6b8" to have a more civilized
> discussion. After getting sev to finally admit he didn't like it _just
> because of the name_. He had no alternative and never responded to my
> last message.
> I had hopes during this discussion that there'd be something to keep
> me here. There wasn't. In fact, I only got an engraved invitation to
> leave - "If you don't like the project, what are you doing here,
> then...".
> In the end, I couldn't have a clear conscience while staying on as a
> developer. Whether you agree with me or not is up to you, but I hope
> at the very least things can change for the better within the project.
> I stand by the statement i made in the PR - I still love the project.
> The code part of the project and what has already been accomplished
> here. And that's why I'll be forking and starting my own version of
> the project. I can't promise it will have the same visibility, but
> without the splash screen we'll pick up anyone who wants that version.
> And maybe, just maybe, we'll get away from all the arguing, and make a
> better project instead of just wanting more credit for the work.
> Unlike the libav fork of past, there's no attempted overthrow, there's
> no hate of the people who worked on the project, and I still wish to
> share the code to continue in the spirit of open source software. Feel
> free to include any code I write in the fork (of course, I'd expect
> full credit for anything of mine included because anyone who wanted
> the splash screen would all be hypocrites otherwise).
> I won't be able to convinced to come back either. Or at least while
> sev is still in charge of the project.
> I also won't respond to this thread, but depending on the topic will
> still be glad to continue having a discussion with you fellow
> adventure game lovers. You'll still find me as clone2727 or droid2727
> in irc.freenode.net, just not in #scummvm. And my e-mail is still here
> too.
> Thanks to anyone who helped me in any way over the past nine years,
> it's been incredibly helpful to my life and career. I've experienced
> both the best and worst of open source software at the same time.
> So long, and thanks for all the fish,
> Matt (clone2727)
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