Amy, I don't know what Brian was advocating, I don't think these items not having been picked up would cause him to leave (at least, his post indicates other reasons), but I do think you posting about 1.5 being more important than whatever caused this is weird, is code more important than the (community of) Core members.. or did I misinterpret your words?
I have no idea how you would draw that conclusion from my post and from knowing and working with me, but, I do appreciate you suggesting it could have been a misinterpretation. I will assume, Joe that you mean this sincerely.
We need to focus on finishing v. 1.5 rather than heading in more directions. My opinion on this comes from listening to your voice on the recent 1.1 vs 1.5 thread. Taking on more now is not a good idea IMO. I think this has been your point many times, as well, and I agree with it.
Again, given everything all of you have been through this past couple of years, how much has been personally sacrificed to bring Joomla! to this point...it is not surprising to me that some people are choosing to sit the dance out for awhile.
Brian indicated he will continue in a way that he believes he can “speak freely and thus better serve the interests of the project.” I hope that we all – every single one of us – will be very careful as we use our voices, that we do so in such a way that we build up this community rather than tear it apart. We might not all get everything we want all of the time. But, if we are not careful, we will all wind up with nothing.
Now, since you have been so bold. I have a question for you. Of all of these posts, why are you targeting Cozimek and me? Why are we being called out to defend ourselves to you? Is there also room for hopeful spirit and positive attitude in this community?
I know you like to spar and that can be alot of fun -- but, I am not interested in further engagement in this public place on this particular topic. If you want to chat with me, let's do it in IM -- you know how to reach me. I have no involvement in this matter and my debate with you will not uncover the mysteries of the universe nor make the world a better place.