Homebrew team's developer harassment. They won't remove my software?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

Our great sponsors
  • PopRuby - Clothing and Accessories for Ruby Developers
  • WorkOS - The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS
  • InfluxDB - Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
  • arttime

    arttime is a CLI application that blends beauty of ASCII / text art with functionality of clock / timer / pattern-based time manager in terminal ⏰

    So! I developed and published a software https://github.com/poetaman/arttime. Thinking it would be beneficial for users to be able to install it from home-brew, I published a package on homebrew. Recently I realized that there is problem. Unlike when a user runs install.sh from the GitHub repository, they don't get a crucial installation note that user need to manually take for software to correctly run. The only installation message homebrew's installer print from developer is called "caveats". But they won't let me add a note for new users to take a crucial step before trying to run arttime. Because of a legalism of what "caveats" stand for in home-brew's lingo. The lead of home-brew stepped in steered the conversation to irrationality. I requested them to remove my software till a satisfying solution is found. Then they started using "law", and because it is not written in law that they won't remove my software. And I have been told to add bloat code to notify the users from within the application to change their computer settings. This is definitely one instance where open source software publishing platforms have failed us. An open source developer should have freedom to stop publishing a software from a platform that is forcing them to add bloat code.

  • homebrew-core

    🍻 Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

  • PopRuby

    PopRuby: Clothing and Accessories for Ruby Developers. Fashion meets Ruby! Shop our fun Ruby-inspired apparel and accessories designed to celebrate the joy and diversity of the Ruby community.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts