Oh man, I just started using RPD and organizing my files with it yesterday and now this happens already on the day 2.
I just want to tell you that I’d really miss RPD, even more because I just started using it and I immediately saw how indispensable tool RPD is. I don’t believe I wanna go back now to not using it.
I guess there are things that can be done. Unlikely but maybe even IPTC standard can be changed.
I believe tho that the reason you aren’t being understood is because people just aren’t using xmp for crafting good metadata in foss software because there is nothing to craft on if you don’t have a good metadata editor. So users are just not familiar with what you’re saying. I know I wasn’t but a google search and one YouTube video later I completely understood where you’re coming from and the need for interoperability which is very very real.
Also I would be remiss not to say that perhaps with the current Covid-19 situation people may be a little bit on edge and it’s too easy to forget about manners and other’s feelings in this written form. I’m sure that the yesterdays discussion would had a much different result if it happened face to face but there you go. We have to recognize that mistakes were made and hope for the better treatment and more understanding and tolerance in the future.
On a personal note, I think you raised a very valid point yesterday and I think we’re missing out. And now we will miss out big time, especially if you decide not to come back. So calm down first before making such decision. Or better yet, don’t make such a decision.
I’ll just end with; Don’t worry man, it’ll get sorted. Take some time off but than come back to us. This is not a hill to die over or even loose sleep over. We might have forgotten it for a second on the yesterdays thread but we’re all still gentleman and gentlewomen here after all and we will seek to improve and be better in the future. And that future MUST and will include you and RPD.