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latest alpha :-)
hehe, that is a really good one. What a pity that you've deleted your account Timothy. I still have some popcorn left..
Looks like my main contribution so far (and Timmy's) was to provide some light relief for the developers
Anyhow, shall we start a sweep stake on how long it will be before he's back under a different name? I'll put a Euro on a week.... Can you set up a scan on IP address to check??? <VBG> (New way to raise venture capital perhaps?)
Thom and Andrew,
I'm still not going to get personal on you, but since you have on me, I can't help but defend your attack on me and my credibility.
a) I don't see dollar signs. But a number of people have suggested that some funding (no matter how small) may help get peripherals certified, build development beds, etc. That's in everyone's interest. I was, until recently, prepared to make an investment of cash into the project myself. No one in their right mind would do that without understanding where it would go and that it would be well invested.
b) I have proven I can lead. Maybe not to you, but are you going to vet and interview everyone who tries to contribute before they are given the opportunity? I have successfully started, and sold, a successful company that used open source software for about 60% of the code base. The software won a number of national awards, and is still a market leader in its niche. And yes, I've been involved in open source since 1991/2 when I was involved in writing Ethernet drivers for an early linux kernel. But I don't code any more (it takes up too much time, and I have a family that comes first). I help develop strategies for top brands at a global consulting firm, especially within telecom and media. I'm not going to post a resume on a public forum. But neither am I trying to lead anything here, so I don't feel compelled to. I'm asking that there BE leadership and consensus, and not dictatorship. I don't care who leads, just so long as anyone can be involved and that their time is not wasted.
c) PR is about being proactive as well as reactive.
d) Management and strategy should never be an afterthought. It is never to early to consider which way to go and how to get there. You've obviously had some bad experiences with top-heavy management, but that's no excuse for lack of management.
e) If there are enough resources, stop winging that there aren't. You started this thread. A number of people stepped up, and you pushed most of them away. Nice job.
I've wasted enough time already, so I'm going to leave it at that.