Yes, this is kind of Hamlet type question here.
I write this just because I experienced very negative reception of bug/error reporting + may add - once in case of giving hint for improving SW only in 3 cases. And 2 of them happened right here, in this forum.
So, it was Darek Mihocka (Gemulator), whom I suggested some floppy related improvement in e-mail, what was even not my first e-mail to him. And he went so insulted, like I said that his floppy code is bad and so, then when I went in details, he just said that disabling my mails.
Case 2: reporting errors in Gamebase ST - reception was awful. As I know nothing is corrected ever, despite all reports were valid. Instead it, some other actions were performed . And yes, that project is now on idle, maybe no people interested to contribute ?
Case 3: Hatari. Despite I helped them in past with some fixes, with my test program for seeking valid CPU opcodes - what resulted in better CPU emulation, they threaten me like some idiot in thread where I reported problems with TT sound emulation. Spent really lot of time in testings, explaining things in thread, but obviously they don't like any critic, even don't like to run some game in test purpose. But they like some beginners who can do automated compiling. So, I guess that Hatari team has serious problems to attract people contributing. They have miserable Windows version treatment.
Unless they find someone with time, knowledge and interest it will be so in future too.
In any case, they just lost one person, who wanted to help, and make things better. I guess that is much easier to get insulted instead listen on what other wants to say, and even to make some tests self. I'm really disappointed a lot. Never expected that it will be so bad .
Famous Schrodinger's cat hypothetical experiment says that cat is dead or alive until we open box and see condition of poor animal, which deserved better logic. Cat is always in some certain state - regardless from is observer able or not to see what the state is.