Originally published at: https://endeavouros.com/news/an-appeal-to-common-decency/
As you know, the vast majority of Linux distros and open-source software projects are run by enthusiasts, who are keeping the dynamics alive and giving back to this wonderful community. EndeavourOS is no exception in this.
Since the launch of our net-installer, our community is steadily growing with enthusiastic Linux lovers all over the world and we are very grateful to welcome you all.
The number of community members that are involved with the general development of the project is also growing and thanks to them, development is taking a stride in progress.
Recently, we came across with a couple of community members that had great ideas for the project but already started their initiative without consulting us. They just notified us about the existence of the project without giving us a chance to get acquainted with the project or the person behind it.
I know, what you might think, legally we have no ground to stand on, we had to put our affairs in order before we began and the intentions are coming from a good place.
I want to make clear that we don’t doubt the intentions, it is the way of handling that we have a problem with.
EndeavourOS is a modest project with an equal amount of resources. Soon our yearly bill will arrive for the infrastructure and the donations we gratefully received won’t cover that one. Rest assured, we did calculate this in our future plan, so EndeavourOS won’t turn black in the near future.
Having explained that, you must understand that there aren’t any financial resources to protect the brand legally and claim every international domain name in the world.
If you have an idea that might improve EndeavourOS, whether if it is a social media presence, a translated website or anything. We kindly ask you to use common decency to talk with us before you act.
We are open to any idea out there but with communication and common decency, our door and our ears will be wide open for you.
As an end note, I refer you to an article I wrote in December, that explains our plans for 2020.