[OpenWrt-Devel] Introducing the LEDE project

tapper j.lancett at ntlworld.com
Wed May 4 16:19:03 EDT 2016

On 04/05/2016 21:01, mbm wrote:
> Dear OpenWrt community,
> It is with a great amount of surprise that, like all of you, we read
> about the announcement of the LEDE project yesterday, as there was no
> prior announcement nor clues this would happen.
> While we recognize the current OpenWrt project suffers from a number of
> issues outlined by Jo-Philip, in each of the 5 bullet points, we do not
> agree with the conclusions withdrawn, and even less so in deciding to
> spin off the OpenWrt project in the first place as a way to fix the
> project and its community. Also, the phrases such as a "reboot" are both
> vague and misleading and the LEDE project failed to identify its true
> nature. The LEDE announcement  contains a number of very valid points
> which we hoped we had an opportunity to discuss and attempt to fix, in a
> public manner, before this more radical outcome. At this point, the
> email as well as actions taken are very confusing to a lot of us.
> OpenWrt is primarily developed by individuals who may have a day job
> more or less related to the purpose or the technologies of the project,
> but who strive to maintain OpenWrt as independent as possible  from any
> company, organization or interest group, thus maintaining its own
> infrastructure (website, forums, mailing-lists, bugtracker...), which
> has been usually at the heart of all debates.
> We do acknowledge there has been internal disagreements, on several
> occasions about some directions of the project, about the release model,
> the lack of testing, the centralized infrastructure, however, there have
> been actual work going on under the hoods to solve things one step at a
> time, starting with a more decentralized infrastructure, which was
> discussed with the LEDE developers as well.
> At this point, we do not have much to offer to the LEDE developers but
> to encourage them to publicly discuss on
> openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org the different items we should all be
> fixing together, and avoid spinning off so that all decisions can be
> taken with the community's involvement, and accountability and
> transparency can rule us as one community.
> As a user, developer, contributor, or just community member, whatever
> choice you make, keep the choice that matters to you: the ability to
> utilize superior quality open source software to power whatever embedded
> device that matters to you!
> We would like to stress that we do want to have an open discussion and
> resolve matters at hand. Our goal is to work with all parties who can
> and want to contribute to OpenWrt, including the LEDE team.
> Sincerely,
> Your OpenWrt team
> ______________

But just who is "Your OpenWrt team?"
After all the talk about fixing the website and the forum we as the 
openwrt end users got jack shit! Even wen we offered to do things for you.

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