SerenityOS - Andreas Kling Stepping Down as BDFL and Forking Ladybird Browser

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claudiom
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SerenityOS - Andreas Kling Stepping Down as BDFL and Forking Ladybird Browser

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It's been a while since I've kept my eye on SerenityOS, and today, I find out that the creator of the project, Andreas Kling, is stepping down as BDFL of SerenityOS and is forking Ladybird to focus on being a cross-platform browser, not just SerenityOS-specific. No drama, just a parent letting its children walk on their own and thankful for how they both have improved his life. 💯 ❤️

https://awesomekling.substack.com/p/for ... serenityos

If you're not aware of SerenityOS, you can learn more about it here: https://serenityos.org/
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Re: SerenityOS - Andreas Kling Stepping Down as BDFL and Forking Ladybird Browser

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mavica wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:21 pm this is all i know about serenityos
I was giving this time to see how it unfolded, and it is quite bad. Very disappointed and disheartened as I had high hopes for the projects. :(

I'll delete this thread soon if I can (or if someone could do it on my behalf), but just wanted to respond after all that's come out since the browser project's announcement. I no longer have any interest in this project as a result.
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Re: SerenityOS - Andreas Kling Stepping Down as BDFL and Forking Ladybird Browser

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This was the PR I saw: https://github.com/SerenityOS/serenity/pull/6814

The anti-ideology rules appear to be more about maintaining a particular ideology rather than keeping the project genuinely neutral.
claudiom wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:55 pm I'll delete this thread soon if I can (or if someone could do it on my behalf), but just wanted to respond after all that's come out since the browser project's announcement. I no longer have any interest in this project as a result.
Personally I think you should leave it up! I feel like this whole story has unfolded in a really interesting way that demonstrates what we need from a new browser is a leading team that the community feel they can trust to act in their best interests.
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Re: SerenityOS - Andreas Kling Stepping Down as BDFL and Forking Ladybird Browser

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One of the current core contributors had some interesting things to say about the change in project leadership, politics, etc.
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