Drop of portindex

Jack L. Stone jacks at sage-american.com
Wed Sep 15 08:44:47 PDT 2004

At 11:21 AM 9.15.2004 -0400, Adam Weinberger wrote:
>>> (09.15.2004 @ 1031 PST): Conrad J. Sabatier said, in 2.9K: <<
>> Why would you assume anyone will be interested in any other work you may
>> produce, given the attitude you're displaying here?  You may as well
>> completely abandon all material pursuits, go find a nice, cozy cave
>> somewhere, and sit there in complete isolation, doing absolutely
>> nothing, not even trying to sustain your own existence, until you rot.
>> My God, what peculiar notions some people have when it comes to God and
>> spirituality.  As Seinfeld would say, "Good luck with *that*."
>>> end of "Re: Drop of portindex" from Conrad J. Sabatier <<
>People, please stop these messaged attacking him. Although one of the
>more bizarre manoeuvres, he did what he felt was best for him, and
>nobody here is in any position to begrudge him that decision. He
>obviously looks at software development differently than you or I do,
>and that alone is no reason for these constant attacks and low blows.
>I can positively guarantee that any chance he would have had of changing
>his mind and redistributing the software has been blown away by these
>vitriolic flame messages.
>Let it be, people, and stop attacking other developers.
># Adam

Obviously, we all won't agree, but I think you should be more concerned
about the damages this did to the ports' credibility. Up until now, I have
always "trusted" the ports -- some of that has diminished because of this

Rather than just the developer side, you don't mention the user side and it
appears many users are upset (as I am) that we have wasted our time on this
-- just as we go to enjoy it.

As far as having blown away any chances of "changing his mind", what would
anyone bank on his position remaining firm from one day to another -- he
sounds unstable IMHO. Clearly, his outlook on this is odd to say the least
-- and if I ever spot another one of his pieces of work, I will avoid it
like the plague.

BTW, I still love the ports!

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

Sage American
jacks at sage-american.com

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