Dear flashrom community,
I have just banned Nico Huber from flashrom gerrit and mailing list.
This is a result of what was happening on flashrom during the last ~3
years. Nico has a long track record of bullying other developers,
attacking people on public channels (Gerrit and mailing list), writing
long toxic comments which blocked other people's work, and lying in
all public channels. During recent years, Nico was the reason why
several talented and motivated contributors left the project.
It is really sad (if not tragic) that a talented engineer, with a lot
of technical knowledge and experience, annihilates all of that by
being unable to work with other people, and by refusing to take advice
As you all know, Nico now has his own fork (aka flashrom-stable) and I
had some hope that he will focus on that and we will get back to
normal, peaceful and constructive work. Unfortunately, Nico decided to
make a comeback, and started adding himself to flashrom patches and
commenting on patches.
I do not accept bullying and lying, and I don't want this in the
No amount of technical expertise justifies bullying other people and
lying in public. This is my firm position.
Thank you guys for everything