Effective immediately, I am quitting as a core committer to SilverStripe. I have removed myself from the GitHub groups, the committer’s mailing list and the UserVoice forum. This decision has been …
Sad news to end the week on. Simon is a good friend, technical maverick and has been (and still is) a great community advocate since way back in 2007. It’s disappointing to see this post come to light and to see him relinquish a privilege that he deserves, but I appreciate his concerns and respect the honesty and clarity of his actions.
As the only non SilverStripe employee on the core team alongside Simon I’ve backed a lot of what he had to say various matters relating to the operation of the community and product direction. We didn’t always agree on everything but for what we did stand for we’ve indicated those opinions repeatably to the rest of core team internally over the course of last few years. These concerns have been met with varying degree’s of success, effectiveness or respect to which, Simon took personally.
I love the community. I love the product. I love being able to go around the world and meet awesome people that use our software to make their lives better. While some of the ideologies and messages me and Simon have been pushing for will likely never take place, the treatment I personally get as an ‘outsider’ from SilverStripe Ltd is nothing but open and friendly. I only wish that respect was extended to everyone.
I wish Simon the best, hope he stays active in the community. If you want to help him out, make sure you donate to his fund raising campain.