Quote from JojHeywood
Too be perfectly honest, I didn't know that the Technic pack wasn't linked to some sort of revenue making link, but that's because I don't mention things I don't know about. So I learnt something new.
I think the biggest issue is that the OP stated clearly that he didn't want to see the mod in any mod packs, and it made it into a Dev build, so who knows, maybe it'll get removed in a later build, but people will have doubts about that.
It seems to me to be a certain process, along the lines of 1) someone suggests a mod to be considered, 2) add it to a dev build to test it out, see how it interacts with the other mods and what needs to be adjusted to get things happy and 3) then decide if it is viable to push to release or not. Everything else would follow from there, but asking before you even know if it will work at all seems like putting the cart before the horse.
I know there are a few mods I wouldn't have heard of at all if not for finding them in a random dev build that didn't make it to release for whatever reason. Many more I would never have even tried without Technic itself.
I was going to use civil, but I couldn't make it feel right. the smoothness is a bi-product of sentence structure and experience. I used to be stupid and try and make an argument out of everything, heck, I made a new MCForum because I didn't like how unhelpful I was being. Heh.
Oh, we were all stupid on the internet once or twice.