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  • Sorry. I know you and I disagree about this, but it has to be reiterated. Many people are no longer going to trust Tony's judgment. It doesn't matter if CDBI is OK if we're afraid the author's going to threaten us with legal action, take down the mailing lists, or that others are going to fork CDBI to avoid these problems.

    Tony should either fall on his sword and turn this module over or figure out some way of winning back the trust of his users (and I can't imagine any way that he could short of keepin

    • by ziggy (25) on 2005.08.02 23:23 (#42356) Journal
      Sorry, Ovid, but that's FUD.

      Sure, Schwern is just spouting feel-good anti-FUD, but the answer to that isn't to respond with FUD. The answer is to take the most appropriate course of action to your situation.

      Perhaps you'll be exceedingly risk-averse and stop using CDBI. That's fine, because you're choosing to be risk-averse. Perhaps the sanest course of action for your particular circumstances is to do nothing and wait until this mess sorts itself out. In any case, I fail to see the logic behind your rhetoric, that the best thing anyone can do is for "Tony to fall on his [proverbial] sword".

      Fact is, nothing has changed, really. There's still a nonzero possibility anyone could get sued for anything, and a high probability that any of those possible lawsuits are mere posturing, serving to enrich the petitioner's lawyer (who sagely advises that you really shouldn't sue Mr. Incredible when he threw you out of a 12th floor window when he caught you in the act of a grand larceny) and highlight the petitioner's childishness. The incident in 2000 when some wingnut of a 300lb electrician threatened to either sit on Uri or sue him (or both, in an unspecified order) comes to mind.