you have problems??????? Have you been on another planet? Oh, I
forget, you have been in your "corporate ivory tower". Our kind offer
of help was in response to the friendly *invitation* of your current
Maintainer, and the *posted messages* of your developers, and your
users. Perhaps you should talk to Pavel sometime, he welcomed and
encouraged our offer. Alternatively, you could read the MC Mailing Lists.
Our kind offer of help was invited by the current Maintainer, who
now has a problem on his hands, even larger than his previous problem.
You see, your insults and abuse has earned you a new "fan", and the
first thing I am going to do as your newest "buddy", is get out of your
way so you can show the world how you step in and save the day with
your mighty power. Use it quick, because a fool and his power is soon
parted, or was that a fool and his money? No matter same thing, isn't
Accordingly, in consideration of Mr. Icaza's very ugly letter, it is
clear that doing anything to assist or improve anything that might
positively reflect on Mr. Icaza is something we would now avoid at all
costs. Some people deserve all they earn, and I promise I will do
everything I can to see you get what you deserve. You might just be
surprised how good at it someone without merit or skill can be.
We appreciate Pavel's friendly encouragement, and Leonard's openminded
and professional courtesy. Leonard, we truly sympathize and would like
to help, the door is always open; but there are just some people whose
work is better left to decay, and Mr. Icaza has shown us our mistake in
thinking MC was worth the significant erffort we were willing to put
into it. There's always Worker.
Roland must be Mr. Icaza's protege, just slinging abuse and saying no
before the offer is even on the table; but he had already been
identified as a "cry baby" and had no future with the Krew; mainly due
to his private notes to our Marketing Manager blasting the MC Project
and it's Maintainers. Making a change is one thing, betraying your own
team and backbiting is another. Roland and Mr. Icaza should work well
The rudeness of Roland, and the immature, trailer trash, abusivness of
Mr. Icaza are duly noted. I'm sure the folks at Novell will be
impressed with the way in which their Vice President has handled this
situation. Representing a major corporation is a big responsibility, a
24/7 responsibility, and I am sure your representation of them in this
matter will not go overlooked, or unrewarded considering Novell's
objective of successfully gaining positive "mindshare" in the Open
Source Community. With Mr. Icaza's representations style, we can all
be sure a big impression will be made.... Remember what they were
saying in the Annual Report, and those handouts. You did 'em proud!
So you see, Mr. Icaza's note, and the follow up:
The question is whether he can execute successfully on those, and every
bit of his email rubbed me in the wrong way. Seen this pattern too many
times in the past to recognize it.
Really leave no decision
to be made on my part. Will Mr. Icaza ever know if I "can execute
successfully"? Only time will tell, but I will say he will definitely
know if the answer is yes! How will he know? Well it *won't* be from
an ugly letter from a stranger, I will tell you that much.
As of 1800hrs, 5 June 2005, the Krusader Krew's offer of assistance to the Midnight Commander Project is withdrawn.
We would like to apologize to the MC List for even suggesting you had a
problem, dispite what your Maintainers, Developers, and Users may say.
Mr. Icaza has set us straight and we honestly meant no harm with our ,
we realize now, foolish offer of aide.
You can be sure that in future, should you need assistance or face
difficulty, that we will not trouble you further with offers of
generous help and unqualified support.
W. T. "Fudoki" Wilkinson
Public Relations Coordinator
The Krusader Krew