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Having stirred up the hornets

Tue 28 Jul 2009, 02:24 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Whether I was in the right or in the wrong in my post last night, I have clearly stirred up the hornets.  I have probably also offended numerous people more than I intended, thus proving my contention that a reputation must be carefully guarded.  What is done is done.  For the moment, might I suggest that everybody take a moment and breathe deeply?  We are working with a wonderful product, IBM is pouring money into it to make it better, and virtually everybody involved in any of these shouting matches is part of one program or another, also working to make it better.

Can we agree to disagree?  I don't care much who said what when, and I have heard way more than I would like of "evidence" on every side.  A bunch of people worked hard trying to make OpenNTF a better place, and to allow IBM to contribute fully to OpenNTF.  Some were successful at working within the system, some needed to step out, but all cared enough to try.  There were lots of hurt feelings and righteous indignation on all sides.  Would it be possible to drop it now, knowing that people have probably done and said things with which you don't agree, but are probably still good people doing their best to further the community and their businesses.

Pollyanna –adjective (from dictionary.com)
2.unreasonably or illogically optimistic: some pollyanna notions about world peace. 

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What has been said:


842.1. Craig Wiseman
(07/28/2009 10:52 PM)

I think you mean "Yellow Jackets".

8-)