I’m doing volunteers work in different roles and areas of the project for about sixteen years yet. I spent a lot and for some longer periods nearly my whole spare time on the project. I suffered from a public accusation of a destructive communication style. This harmed me very intense. I though this could be a singular ‘event’. But I was tought today that this seemed to be the new behavior of members of the leading body.
I created and maintained the LibreOffice extensions and template website for more than seven years yet. I read today on a public maiing list that the work I had done during my spare time for this period was not even werth to talk to me (even by email). Instead I felt my work devaluated in public. I felt like being in the pillory. I though the methods of the Middle Ages were not such popular anymore. But I had to confess that I was at fault.
This is behavior and communication style is not appropriate for a project, where I want to spent my spare time and do volunteer work. Because the behavior is not a single ‘event’ I stop my work for and within the LibreOffice project as from now.
I’m open for intensive and also critical discussions but for a behavior and communication style that I wouldn’t accept in the office during my paid work.