I saw this Twitter thread today from Helen Hou-Sandi and thought, well, we should all try hard not to be this guy.
I’ve recently begun dipping my foot back into making Open Source contributions. Its not (quite) as joyless as actual politics, but I do have to be honest and say, all of us can do way better at how we approach confrontation. Really, there should be very few or no confrontations at all.
But there are.
Heaps of ad hominem attacks, which lead to a lot of defensive behaviour, and actually talented people turning their back on the politics of it all. To the detriment of the community at large.
Try harder not to be this guy.