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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

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Join the Foundation. Resistin' is futile, pardner...

Just discovered this nugget over on the new OpenSourceMatters forum, posted by a Grutkowski. It's an email from "Cecilia Ho" of Miro askin', well some would say demandin', that all those dedicated moderators over there get loyal or get out.

Let's have a look-see at this here notice, 'cos it done smells like spiced ham to this ol' cowboy...

To all Mamboserver forum moderators,

Due to the recent events that have occurred on the forums, we now require all moderators to become Active members of the Mambo Foundation. The process of registering will require that a "Code of Conduct" is agreed to and from that time on, the Rules of Association put in place by the Foundation must be adhered to. The following documents are attached for your consideration and action:

- Mambo's Code of Conduct: please read and indicate in your reply email that you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct
- Rules of Association: please read and indicate in your reply email that you agree to abide by the rules
- Active Member Agreement & Non-Disclosure Agreement: please fill in the relevant details, sign the document and fax it back to +613 9614 5344
Recent events on the forums? Why I'm sure the only real problem bein' had with moderators aint comin' from the old team, seems very much like it's comin' from the new Miro appointed moderators, what with all their deletin' posts and bannin' people just for speakin' their minds.

That aint no way to be treatin' a community, and demandin' members of the community join the Foundation, agree to a "Code of Conduct" that ensures financial punishment for breakin' it and sign a Non Disclosure agreement is certainly not "community oriented" behaviour.

It's pseudo-corporate mumbo jumbo to make lily livered Lamont and co feel more comfortable when havin' to "deal" with the responsibility of takin' care of a community...

We do value your input and the tireless work that you put into helping others on the forums. As such, the US$10 annual membership fee will be waived.
Awww, how nice! Free membership! Altho I spose if ya happen to be one of them Third Party Developers ya'll would have to pay $990 instead. Hey, that is 10%, not bad!

So, for the input and the tireless work that they've put into helping others they get the chance to sign over their freedom and a Non Disclosure Agreement?

Are they all completely barmy over there, or is this just one man's madness. Who can say.

Actually, maybe Peter Lamont could say, but he aint been talkin' of late.

We understand if you do not wish to be part of the Foundation in light of recent developments and will respect your decision should you want to be removed from the forums. Please respond to this email and let us know how you would like to proceed by 7 September 2005, Wednesday. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to address them.
But... What if a moderator don't want to be a part of the Foundation and wants to *STAY* on the forums? Aint that an option, Ms. Ho?

7th of September. That'll be the day the real Mambo community dies.

Thankye kindly for perserverin',

The Lone Mamber