My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

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My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby Websmurf » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:56 pm

The latest announcements and discussions surrounding the GPL issues have made me re-think my position within the Joomla community.
I believe in Open Source software, I use it regularly but the current Joomla team position removes the freedom I had in licensing components in the way I wanted.

I don't agree with the position the team took and don't believe that extensions are derived works at all. Although the announcement said that no lawsuits will be filed, I cannot be sure that this understanding will last and I will have to find other ways of making my extensions available to Joomla and it's users.

This will take time, and this time will have to come from somewhere, therefor I'm resigning my tasks with the Quality and Testing team.

I will remain a moderator and continue to support users on the forum.

Kind regards,

Adam van Dongen
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby RobS » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:04 pm

Thanks for your time Adam.  I'm sorry to see you leave but I wish you the best of luck in your ventures.
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby THE_AI » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:34 pm

It is really sad, that GPL is making so much people leave :(

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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby aravot » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:41 pm

Good luck Adam, hope you don't abandon your extension for Joomla!

This announcement has hurt Joomla everyone is leaving, I read on another forum some are joining Elxis cms, PLEASE settle this before is too late.

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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby Websmurf » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:57 pm

RobS wrote:Thanks for your time Adam.  I'm sorry to see you leave but I wish you the best of luck in your ventures.


Thanks Rob

aravot wrote:Good luck Adam, hope you don't abandon your extension for Joomla!

That will not happen :)
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby Robin » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:09 pm

Hi Adam,

I'm sorry to see you go. I want to thanks for for your contribution and hope to see you around on one of the Dutch Joomla! Days  ;)

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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Hey Adam,

Just wanting to see you get a proper sendoff, as that doesn't always happen around here *cough*

Thanks for your time, time that you chose to volunteer for this project. Thanks for the effort you have given, and the contributions you have made - not only code, but time helping in the forums as well.

I don't know you personally, but what I have heard tells me enough: You should have at least a small amount of pride in what you've accomplished here. Congratulations, and thanks; and hope to see you around!

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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby nant » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:44 pm

Adam,

I would also like to thank you for all your work and contributions.

Thank you for your work on the 14 (!) extensions (still) listed on JED (here) - 2 commercial, 3 creative commons, 6 other open source/free, 3 GPL.

And to mimic spacemonkey's lyric message passing methodology ...

from Joan Baes ... blowing in the wind ...

An' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
An' how many deads [sic] will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

--
Take care Adam!

;)
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby brad » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:45 am

Adam,
You are a true open source/community contributor, and have always set a fine example to others. Thanks for your great work on the Q&T team. I am sure will still see you around though.

Thanks again.
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby Websmurf » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:53 am

Thanks for the nice words all... :D
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby vamba » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:20 am

Sorry if i'm too late  ;)
but Thank Adam for ur good work
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Re: My resignation from the Q&T Workgroup

Postby DavidTangye » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:50 pm

nant wrote:from Joan Baes ... blowing in the wind ...
I can see that it was before your time :-) - that's a Dylan song, though Joan's rendition certainly was haunting.


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