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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

Lone Mamber joins the Mambo Foundation?

Well, this is now vergin' on enterin' the Twilight Zone, pilgrims...

Seems like a few hours since I registered as a "Mambo Lover" so I could start to collect my "Love Points", yet I've just recieved an odd automated email...

Dear Mambo Lover,

Thank you for registering to become a Mambo Love affiliate.

To complete the process, please read the enclosed Code of Conduct and reply to this email by stating
that you agree to abide by the terms of this Code of Conduct.

If we do not receive an email from you or you choose not to agree to the Code of Conduct , we will
automatically remove you from our Affiliate list within 24 hours.

The Mambo Love Team
Ok, so that doesn't seem that odd, right? Wrong. Here's the thing.

It seems, that by registering as a "Mambo Lover" I have inadvertenly become a member of the Mambo Foundation, without any warning whatsoever that this would occur. Oh yes, apparently I have sold my ol' soul to the Foundation.

Why do I say this? Well the attached "Code of Conduct" is, in fact, a blurb on requirements for being a member of the Mambo Foundation!

A few excerpts from this hot potato I've been thrown:

Mambo’s Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct encompasses your behaviour as a member of the Mambo Foundation, in any forum, mailing list, wiki, website, IRC channel, public meeting or private correspondence.

As a member of the Mambo Foundation, you have agreed to support the Foundation in all your communications and actions both within and outside of the Mambo community. Any inappropriate behaviour and acts of misconduct may result in expulsion from the Mambo Foundation and from Mambo’s official forum. It is the responsibility of each member to help the Foundation enforce this code of conduct to provide a safe and positive environment for members to collaborate in. Should you be actively serving the community in a key role, please enforce this code of conduct in the capacity of your role. Should you become aware of any inappropriate behaviour and acts of misconduct, please report the offenders to feedback@mambo-foundation.org.

The Mambo Foundation will arbitrate in any dispute over the conduct of a member of the Foundation. If you have a genuine grievance, ask the Foundation Board to step in rather than take matters into your own hands. Offenders who break the code of conduct will themselves be subject to disciplinary proceedings by the Board.
So, seems I am now a member of the Foundation, and am open to "disciplinary proceedings" that I suppose involves that $500 fine I've heard about. As well as being banned from the forums and such, all for running my own independent site with my own independent opinions.

Don't seem right to this ol' cowboy. Not right at all.

I don't think this is even legal, to be recruitin' new members to their Foundation thru this front of "Mambo Love". Hell, it's downright rude.

Does this also mean they're considerin' all members of the mamboserver forums as members of the Foundation as well? Pilgrims, I smell something stinky about all this, and it aint me boots.

I'll leave it up to ya'll to make yer final decisions, but be wary of these Miro varmits, they're speakin' with forked tongues and coatin' pigshit in honey and askin' us to eat it.

Thankye for perserverin',

The Lone Mamber