Tricky one, this
have my own feelings about all of this generally, but I don't know all the facts. This will be the same for most of us here (and elsewhere) who are following these events. Therefore, could I ask the members here to resist the urge to comment, even though they might have their own opinions/feelings, and let this one cool off for the moment to avoid the risk of increased speculation?
There have been valid and important, even serious, issues raised here and I would say the best and proper thing to do now is for these issues to be tackled as a matter of Team business, rather than for it to be expanded here. Pantera, I do understand your need to state your position in response to the original post and people do need to know your perspective and try to understand what might be going on behind the scenes. However, I hope you would agree that as of now this needs to be resolved as a matter of 'official' business within a team setting, rather than maybe escalating/degenerating into a forum 'free-for-all', and perhaps spilling over into a free-for-all over at DW as well.
I am sure the team could post their subsequent conclusions/findings here.
P.s. Team: if you schedule a meeting (and regarding meetings generally), could I suggest that this be in the form of a G+ rather than IRC medium? An IRC environment is ok and has it s place but I think it has certain limitations: it can be awkward to arrange for everybody to attend at the same time, the demands of a real-time discussion (limited time to think/respond and potential real-time heightened emotions) and also maybe not the best format in terms of continuity of topics.
Could not a G+ team group be established as a virtual 'office' for routine business and communication? If viable, that could be a much more efficient and convenient medium, as it is not dependent on all members being together all at once (or haphazardly), people would have time to properly consider their responses, you would have effective continuity and each member of the team would be able to get an overview on exactly what every other team member (and later, groups, as the team expands) is doing and what their status is, what there requirements might be etc, etc.
Anyway, I hope it's something possibly worthy of your consideration.