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Submission + - What is an uninstall worth as a retaliation?

eric.brasseur writes: "When the main developers of an open source project go mean, other developers can fork it, to preserve the project and their good work. But what can a lambda user do? Many Linux distros maintain statistics of the software installed by the users. Uninstalling a software, echoes in the charts and exerts an infinitesimal democratic pressure on the project. I did this recently on purpose, because I was disappointed by the sarcastic and selfish attitude of a developer that had bluntly removed a feature. Trying to argue on the forum seemed useless, for example to beg to get the feature reimplemented but disabled by default. Compiling a previous version didn't work. I had to do something... I finally resorted to uninstall the software and begin to learn using another one. Is this a model for tomorrow's democracy of the software or am I being delusional?"
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What is an uninstall worth as a retaliation?

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