Considering resignation as maintainer

Dave Cooper david.cooper at
Mon Jan 10 02:16:33 UTC 2022

Please do not resign. The scenario you describe says more about Stas
Bouarev than about you. If indeed you start receiving complaints from
people due to Stas' tactics, then please forward them to me.

By the way, how is it that Stas has control over Ediware packages?

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 4:55 PM Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> wrote:

> I have discovered that Stas Bokuraev is continuing to refuse to update Edi
> packages to modern ASDF system-naming.
> This would not be bad in and of itself, because these are open source
> systems, and they can be forked.
> What *is* bad is that he has publicly stated that he is doing this hoping
> that the resulting warnings will break people's systems and thus cause them
> to get angry and complain to me about ASDF checking system names.
> What is even worse is that the CL community tacitly accepts this as normal
> behavior.
> I would like to see the CL open source community pause and consider what
> constitutes a healthy community. I don't believe that someone trying to
> break things in order to pressure a volunteer maintainer of infrastructure
> is something that a healthy community should accept.
> If the community prefers a more rough-and-tumble approach, I can accept
> that, but if so it's time for the community to find an ASDF maintainer who
> is more in harmony with the values it (at least implicitly) espouses.

My Best,

Dave Cooper, david.cooper at,
+1 248-330-2979
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