Leaving the group

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Fri Jun 11 22:00:09 GMT 2004

Andy Sporner wrote:

>I have waited to see what kind of comments would have been
>elicited from Lasse's suggestion and so far it has produced
>none.  However it has produced many hits of my server.
>I am really not suprised considering the reply I got
>here from this one.

Andy - I personally appreciate your contribution, and software. 

You can mark me down as "1", if you'd like..

To be fair, though, I think giving the email a few hours for people to 
respond is a little short - many people are not in your timezone, and 
are sleeping.. many are busy working, and aren't reading this list until 
they get home.. many people, like myself, get the mails, but skip past 
them to the 'work' emails, then come back to them when they get a chance..

I think maybe you were looking for a good reason to pull out and start 
selling your software, or maybe something else has pissed you off, I 
don't know.  What I do know, is that if there are enough people that are 
interested, they'll just a tool that replaces yours, and they won't pay 
you for it - that's kind of how the community works.  Many of us have 
written tools, software, patches, etc, etc, and contributed a lot to the 
community (which I understand you are currently feeling doesn't exist), 
but only rarely will anyone say "thanks".. that's unfortunately how the 
world is (not just this community), so you have to find your own thanks, 
like how many downloads there have been, or people mentioning your 
software on lists, etc..

If you need cash, just start a 'cluster fund' similar to others, and I'm 
sure you'll get something (maybe not what you could get for it if you 
sold it at a retail price to somebody, but then, support does cost 

I don't know Andy, I guess I'm just a little shocked that someone as 
talented and ambitious as yourself would give up this easily - you seem 
more like the type that would just say 'f*** em if they don't know how 
to google and find my software' instead of 'hey, you guys never come out 
and play with me, so I'm not going to invite you to my birthday party'..

Anyway, thanks for the contribution that I guess nobody will be able to 
thank you for again.. maybe you'll change your mind before someone else 
writes a replacement..


Eric Anderson     Sr. Systems Administrator    Centaur Technology
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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