Quote from redrew89
Wait... I don't recall a single instance of malicious code being present in Better Than Wolves mod. The only thing that might come close would be the instances where installing Forge and BTW in the same jar results in crashes, but that is not the result of "malicious code", as you put it. That's just incompatibility by choice. If anything, SirSengir took it a step further, which I applaud, by the way. Respect earned.
Case-in-point, the fact that everyone is getting so upset over something so trivial is what really rustles my jimmies. Consider the Big Picture ™ for a whole twenty seconds and you might realize that your little video-game mod pissing-contest is really insignificant by comparison.
True that there was no 'direct' malicious code, however making it so that it crashed with forge, which was a compatibility API is pretty much equal to chosen incompatibility, not to mention flowrchild is recorded as saying that it upset him that other mods distracted from his when installed together.
Malicious code, which I define as code intented to alienate or directly attack/impede a given community or person(s) is terrible practise. I would like to add that also in both cases these were attacks (yes, both instances follow the oxford definition for the word attack) were on compatibility/ease of use utilities, so essentiall Sir Sengir and flowerchild are saying that they want nothing to do with the respective communities. (Sengir's case it's technic community, flowerchild it's the forge community.)
I would also note that in recent better than wolves version he might have made things forge-compatible again. I don't keep up with it as the incompatibilities forced me to choose redpower, buildcraft, and IC2 over BTW.
Quote from SamDem
- It is his mod. If he wrote a mod that turned the entire world into lava, is it his fault if you decide to install it?
- If I write a song with explicit lyrics, is it my fault if you listen to it?
It's his art. He should have every right to make it into whatever he wants. It's the ambiguity of Technic that makes it so the Technic players don't know quite what they're getting, and it's that ambiguity Sengir is standing against. He deserves credit and artistic freedom.
what ambiguity exactly are you talking about? The big list of mods included? The fact that you can click 'mod options' inside the launcher at any time and get a list of mods directly from modloader? I am having trouble seeing where ambiguity in technic occurs, atleast compared to the fluttercluck that is getting that number of mods to work together smoothly.