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People are, errr, people. And every person has its/his/her own criteria to join/leave/comment/complain/help.

I have been driven away from contributing to OpenSource (well, mainly GNU) projects, because I really cannot stand the style/layout they force on contributors. I know that many don't care and many have a strong opinion. Some would say that functionality rules over layout, certainly if the style/layout won't show in the final (binary) product, but to me it is just too ugly to contribute.

There are also people that don't contribute/join because of code of conducts. There has been an example of an CoC where the contributors were expected to be religious. That for me would be a definite show-stopper, regardless the religion.

I am well aware that the opposite also is in effect, and that my CONTRIBUTING.md will (for sure) drive possible helpers/contributors away or scare them off. I am willing to bear the consequences.

If/when I (also) stop and leave the community (for whatever reason), I *hope* the stuff I leave is valued and picked up by someone who cares. I also have the vain hope that this person will value and appreciate my consistency in style and layout, but I am quite confident he/she won't. If I am dead, I cannot be bothered I guess.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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