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Howdy pardner...

I'd like to welcome you to this here page o'mine, which has been whipped up in no time flat to give some support and outside discussion to the presently stunned Mambo open source project and community.

Why you say? What the heck is this all about? Well pilgrim, you've found yer way to just the place ya'll need to be to get those queries answered. Sure 'nuff this here place is where we can maybe have a chuckle over what's been goin' down of late, maybe even open some eyes to where this all could be headed.

So kick back in front o' the fire and we'll spin some yarns about what could be the biggest showdown Mambo has ever seen in the ol' west

Thankye kindly fer visitin',

The Lone Mamber

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Turncoat Castley resigns from Foundation

The thlot pickens over at Miro's Mambo Foundation, pilgrims...

Earlier in my reportin' I wrote that we all hope Mr. Castley was a somewhat innocent party to these shenanigans, that somehow he may have come into this mutiny with his eyes wide shut.

Well, it surely seems that way now for Robert Castley has resigned from the board of the Foundation. Yesterday his account on the official forums was apparently deleted, altho a similar thing happened when Robert left the project early this year. Late last year? Ah, this ol' cowboy just has a memory like a sieve.

Anyway, an announcement by core team Public Relations member Brian Teeman on the official forums revealed that the ex-leader of the project formerly known as Mambo has indeed resigned from the Foundation:
"I think that you will find that now that robert has found out the whole story behind this foundation that he has RESIGNED from it.

Knowing Robert from his time in mambo and knowing all too well the huge number of hours he put into mambo from the very first days that Miro abandoned it to sourceforge, I am sure that Robert would never have become involved in the Foundation if he had not been led to believe that it was for the good of the community etc.

The reaction to the foundation by the community and the subsequent relevation that the foundation had been created in a manner in contradiction to that previoulsy discussed and decided upon by the mambo Steering committee has I'm sure been a shock and a revelation to Robert.

Congratulations to Robert for being strong enough to see the truth and to take the honorable course of resigning from a foundation that was not in the best interests of the community or the project.

I wonder who Miro will sucker into sitting on the board now. The two chosen ones, Andrew Eddie and robert Castley have both refused to be involved. As for Mr Jim Begley, a merger and aquisitions specialist I wonder what his true motives are for being involved in mambo."
This surely clinches the motives of the Foundation for any of ya'll who till this point were still clingin' to the belief that all is well in Mambo town. The only member of the so-called Foundation board who had any right bein' there, has skidaddled. Vamoosed. Other such cowboy slang cliches concernin' makin' a quick escape.

One thing I quite rightly think about this here eventuation', happens to be this:

Robert Castley joined this Foundation, he supported it right up until it was plainly obvious that it had failed. I'd still like to think he's an innocent party to this debacle, but think about it folks. This was a man who left the project in the lurch, and his team members, although for apparently good reasons.

Besides that, I'm sure the core team considered Mr. Castley as a good friend for a long time, yet leading up to and durin' this horrible turn of events it did not seem he made one iota of effort to get in touch with them directly to see what was goin' on. Never mind that he totally abandoned his fellow former collaborators in this recent time for what were his own visions for a project he had left, no matter how good were his intentions.

Call me a cynical old cowboy, but hey, if an outsider like yours truly can suss out the motivation of Miro and see how things were turnin' out... Why couldn't the former head of the project?

Why I'd think twice before lettin' such a dubious character step back up into the new project, I'd think twice and then three times, then one one more time for good measure. From where I come from, we ride these folks outta town where they can do some serious thinkin', before we just let 'em back into the posse where they can easily get a bead on ya in the next showdown.

I'll let ya'll make your own conclusions.