On 5/24/07, Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From my point of view a lot of people came down on him pretty hard, so is it any wonder he may want to sever all ties, and not spend any more of his time/money/emotions.
Well as the person who apparently sent the message that was "the straw that broke the camel's back", I will say I regret how Jorge reacted, but I'm not sorry for what I wrote. I'm pretty patient and reasonable but have been stretched to my limit in that regard when communicating with Jorge, both recently and in the past. And I haven't communicated with him as much as others probably have. My argument would be if a lot of people came down hard on Jorge, was that our fault or his?
I don't know what you guys see, or why you felt and responded the way you did. I fail to see Jorge as a poisonous person.
I wouldn't say poisonous either, that is pretty harsh. He contributed a lot of useful things to Haiku, and it is too bad he has decided to write the project off. But frankly his behavior in this case of the LinuxWorld booth and his response to my message in the other thread says more about his character than we ever could.
Yes, he used a lot of words and he pointed out a lot of things that people didn't think was relevant now, or ever, but it's sad how the project failed here. How we failed here.
I don't think it is a failure to stop someone from bulldozing a project into doing things his way because he fails to see that other's views might actually be relevant. That is my perception of a lot of what Jorge was doing. But again, he did a lot of good things for the project, so maybe the bulldozing was necessary sometimes.
Perhaps if Jorge would just have stopped using his happy smiley and just get mad for once, this wouldn't have gone as far.
It seems when he finally did get mad, he stormed off in a pretty immature way.
I'm sorry to have to state this so bluntly, but I think that's the least I can do.
It is good to get other perspectives. What I find interesting was that my message set him off the way it did. Maybe I was too harsh, but in the past it didn't seem like Jorge was too affected by things like that. It is not like I'm even that important a part of the project, just some lowly developer. Ryan