Farewell Open BlueDragaon
June 8, 2008 · 26 Comments
Vince's post stirred up an interesting discussion on the OpenBD Steering Committee mailing list and unveiled Alan Williamson's true feelings about the CF community and many of the people I know, like and respect. I had expressed concerns about the CF community's negative feelings for New Atlanta affecting the perception of Open BlueDragon but Alan doesn't care about that because, well, Alan doesn't really care about the CF community. He cares about CFML and he cares about BlueDragon and OpenBD. But he has his sights set on the Java community - his "old neighborhood" - and views the people there as the "real rock stars". He's "sick and tired of hearing about the 'CF community'". He feels the "so called 'rock stars' within the CF community are just a lot of empty vessels". I'm disappointed. I really hoped OpenBD was a fresh start and a clean break from New Atlanta (and it is - Alan was very emphatic that New Atlanta have had no influence over OpenBD and that it's driven entirely by TagServlet Ltd and the steering committee). But in light of Alan's feelings about the CF community, I feel I have no option but to step away from the project.