... From: Tir Gwaith ... involved, filed W-4 info, etc. Now, the contract bit will probably change in the future, but thatMessage 1 of 72 , Feb 28, 2003View Source
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From: "Tir Gwaith" <thoron-tir-gwaith@...>
> Barak and I are NOT employees. I have not signed a contract with $
involved, filed W-4 info, etc. Now, the contract bit will probably change in
the future, but that will be on a project-to-project basis. They (CMP) will
probably subcontract out a particular data set for me to do from scratch for
Etools and/or PCGen format. For example, I might be contracted to do the
Sword and Fist files for CMP release... PERIOD. Beyond that, _I_ have no
vested interest in CMP, beyond what _I_ feel it will do for the community. I
think it is a boon, personally.
> I can't speak for Barak, but I think that is also the same.
It is. Doing it this way keeps things simple for everyone.
After my little tantrum last week, I've tried to stay out of these type of
discussions becuase they just frustrate the hell out of me. :)
I'll limit my comments to this one post (and hope the soft-pawed one doesn't
try to smack me):
I have some problems with some of the "for the community" people, because as
far as I can tell, they weren't part of the community until "The
Announcement" and so I wonder how they can presume to judge the people that
have been guiding the project with no major problems for the last couple
years in such a harsh manner.
Leaving that peeve aside, if you want to help steer PCGen, step up to the
plate. You know how I got this job? (and yes, I do it for the enjoyment, but
sometimes it *is* a job)... I got irritated about the state the sheets were
in and started teaching myself how to work with them... of course, then I was
dumb enough to open my big mouth about it in public and Karianna basically
asked me to "help out for a little bit" were her words I believe. She had my
soul before I knew it. :)
Then I was here, day in and day out, contributing as best I could. I was
affecting the direction of PCGen long before I became either a Silverback or
a BoD member.
The point being, you don't have to be on the BoD to affect the direction
PCGen takes. Many aren't... Byngyl, Jayme, Eric, Felipe, Keith Davies, the
Pauls, bD (comedy relief and QA :p), Papa, Knightcrawler, Jonas... the list
goes on and on.
- PCGen BoD
- OS Silverback
John Rudd wrote: .... John, I did not appreciate the bitter tone of your e-mail. It is minus 30 celcius outsideMessage 72 of 72 , Mar 2, 2003View SourceJohn Rudd wrote:
<snip of much inflamed and unpleasant sarcasm>
John, I did not appreciate the bitter tone of your e-mail. It is minus
30 celcius outside here right now, and I prefer to be in possession of
my skin. I was not saying that Mynex should quit. I was not saying that
CMP had no right to be involved in PCGen. I did not even imagine that
the sky was falling.
I expect that this will all be fine in the end, providing that people
such as yourself are not involved in PR. I was not talking in any
absolutes whatsoever. Please do yourself a favour, and read the squiggly
bits on the plain background. The stuff in between the lines only exists
in your mind, not in what I have actually written.
I have been involved in open source projects, and closed source
projects. Their success or failure has had little to do with the
openness of the project, but a lot to do with the quality of the
leadership. I respect the folks at CMP, and I would expect that they
will continue to do a good job of maintaining PCGen. Unfortunately, I
must assume that you are simialar in nature to certain current political
figures, in that you assume that if one question _any_ part of a
generally good structure, one must be completely against the whole
thing. For the rest of the world, that is not how we think. We can
happily hold a good feeling about a setup in general, while having
questions or doubts about some small part of it.
Dominic Amann, Linux Based Solutions Ltd., <http://www.lbs.ca/>
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