Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Will Dr. OpenACS survive? Or why I stopped worrying and learned to love the .LRN consortium?
I remain committed to the community, but I no longer plan to post in public except if it is to provide information. I am open to suggestions, comments, and criticism at any time in private.
Talli and I have been talking offline and he said the same thing. Some blood letting from time to time is healthy. The "Talli bomb" set off an energetic discussion.
I will enter back into the arena.
It's not that I have bruised feeliings or that I am sensitive guy. I have a pretty thick skin. I was concerned about the impression it would make on people who tend to be silent i.e. "I am not going to speak my mind because I will get blasted or be subject to personal attacks."
But I realize now that needs to be part of the education process in open source communities. Any debate where the stakes are high and people are passionate will lead to some fisticuffs and blood. But at the end of the day we should all be able to go out and get a beer. That's the way it goes.