Having to write about this community drama is difficult for a number reasons.
Firstly, the situation just out-and-out sucks.
There are really great people on both sides doing fantastic work with good intentions. No-one volunteers their time to get involved in drama of this kind.
Secondly, I don't know all of the facts. I know what's been said, what has been put forward in e-mails, and what's been suggested by those involved.
Clearly the Ubuntu Community Council did not reach its decision lightly nor without a lot of angst and soul searching.
And for Kubuntu, having hearing that decision and the reasons behind it, must be… Gah, just as gut-wrenchingly hard to
I understand that specifities (not a real word but it sounds right here) are sometimes less distinct when emotions and feelings are involved. Asides, comments, blunt retorts, instances etc fade from memory but the cumulative effect, the cloud of 'feeling' they leave behind, doesn't, being more weighted than the instances in silo.
(Thirdly, and wholly contrary to some peoples' belief, I hate controversy. I hate seeing it, I hate being involved in it, I hate writing about it. One post published on my site by someone else five years ago warped some peoples expectation of what OMG! is about.)
Where things go for both the UCC and KC from here I don't know. It's not for me to speculate or pre-empt. I'm not "grabbing the popcorn".
This is an awful split between two great community teams.