Ok, now we’re veering offtopic, but some things likely need to be said here before the train goes completely off the rails.
@anon673819 FWIW, I think you’re seeing something that’s not there. Though I absolutely do not agree with @apt-ghetto on this topic (I have always said that “Lubuntu is Ubuntu” which is to say that Lubuntu is a particular selection of packages available in the Ubuntu archive and that it is released on the same infrastructure as Ubuntu and thus ubuntu.com should be a place to find information about Lubuntu, along with lubuntu.me), I think they very plainly and logically describe their own opinion. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
There’s a lot of communication that is lost when we do not have physical non-verbal cues to rely on and we’re left to fill in the blanks where things are not perfectly clear. That said, I don’t think that your conclusion is a foolish one to make, but I do think it is incorrect.
I say this because I have worked with them in the past and, to some degree, know their character. I can tell you that they are very knowledgeable, especially as it relates to the initial boot sequence, and they try very much to help. One of the things I find particularly remarkable in the other topic you took offense to is that they didn’t make statements, but they asked questions. It seemed to me that they were legitimately trying to understanding your reasoning. People that want to prove you wrong don’t ask questions. They tell you that you’re wrong.
One other thing to consider: *ubuntu is an international project. Though the IT world seems to have largely accepted English as the dominant language, it’s not always something that everyone communicates as well in. Jeez, even among native English speakers, some are better than others. But when English is your second (or worse!) language, simple and subtle things might be missed. I noticed the last reply they gave you on that aforementioned topic included some crazy use of commas, but for someone that’s very unlikely to have been a native English speaker (just judging by their time zone alone), it’s understandable.
Finally, I’ll say that not everyone has the best bedside manner. There’s a certain unnamed upstream developer that is pretty important to the Lubuntu project that has a tendency to close bug reports that are invalid or just won’t fit with the project goals with such terseness as to appear to be spiteful. It took me a long while to get that this was just their character and not at all a measure of how much they wanted to help. Since then, we’ve gotten along smashingly well and have even been able to have technical arguments without anyone’s feelings being hurt. But that took me cutting them a little slack and trying to put myself in their shoes.
That said, it may be valuable to consider the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which is meant to apply to any activity, inside or outside the confines of the official Ubuntu infrastructure. This is a good tool for helping to draw conclusions and guide actions when it comes to working with people on the project. This seems particularly apropos to this situation:
We work together to resolve conflict, assume good intentions and do our best to act in an empathic fashion. We don’t allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
where I think we should pay particularly close attention to the first sentence. Let’s all assume that everyone has the best of intentions and make that our starting point for further discussion. Furthermore, we should, to paraphrase Depeche Mode, try walking in other people’s shoes. Consider the situation from their perspective. Maybe you don’t have enough information to do that— so ask! Try to understand one another rather than assuming your conclusions are the correct ones. With those two things in place, working together to resolve conflict should be easy, and it will benefit everyone else.
As a member of both the Lubuntu and Ubuntu Community Councils, I’m here to help you or anyone else with regards to conflict. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch.