Unfortunately, comment moderation is here to stay. One individual, posting under multiple identities, is to blame.
The person has used multiple names – primarily, “Rbg” and “jdwilley” – but others too. The IP address logs confirmed to me that it was the same person. This one individual has engaged in a pattern of harassment and cyberstalking – going from here, to Android community lists, and even Intel-run developer sites. It has continued, for several months. It’s time to call it out and alert the community, because it needs to stop.
Unfortunately as few as two or three people, possibly less, have tried to engage in an illegal and personal campaign to post private and personal contact information and government IDs about me and members of my family… people who I don’t even live with – as well as other teammates at Console. This activity occurred on community sites like XDA-Developers. I want to thank the staff at XDA for taking immediate action, literally within minutes of it being posted.
Some are not happy that my team is rebooting Console OS on Lollipop, by merging multiple open-source and commercial other projects together. We are still uploading code to GitHub, a process that will probably stretch into next month. But we expect to begin promoting in earnest later this month.
I can confirm that nobody who is a Kickstarter backer is taking this kind of tact. We are going to ship our remaining perks after Lollipop ships, as promised when the community voted on how we should handle Lollipop. Late last year, we met our initial goal of shipping Console OS KitKat to most target devices. With Lollipop, we’ll deliver on the commitment.
When you fork a project, and/or reboot a project by forking another open-source project, some will get angry. Many were angry when Apple’s WebKit permanently forked away from KHTML. But WebKit then innovated and created the largest browser sea-change in history (across Safari on iOS and Mac, as well as sparking Google Chrome). The freedom to fork is one explicit in open-source. To those who unhappy with my team’s decision – I ask that you give my team time to demonstrate how a corporate partner can be a force for good in the Android on PC OSS ecosystem. From Boxee to CyanogenMod, forks have demonstrated they can be a force for good.
To those that are not sane, please go away. You won’t be able to post inflammatory and baseless claims on this blog, anymore.