Bob Stratton and kik Interactive is a dick, and npm enabled them
We don’t mean to be a dick about it, but…
There is never a good reason to be rude over package name disputes.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, religion, age, physical appearance, body size, race, or similar personal characteristics; inappropriate use of nudity, sexual images, and/or sexually explicit language in public spaces; threats of physical or non-physical harm; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
… it’s a registered Trademark in most countries around the world and if you actually release an open source project called kik, our trademark lawyers are going to be banging on your door and taking down your accounts and stuff like that — …
If Mike Roberts’ (“head of messenger at Kik”) post is accurate and actually contains the full transcripts of the Dispute Resolution process for the recently overtaken kik package, how did npm, Inc. ever side with the party that was in blatant violation of npm’s written Code of Conduct?
I still hold out hope that we are all missing some of the communications that occurred in this dispute, but when the current evidence is looked at as a whole, the only solid conclusion we can draw from the these communications is that Bob Stratton and kik Interactive are self-admitting dicks and npm, Inc. enabled their behavior by siding with and defending them in direct contradiction to their Code of Conduct and other written policies.