I suppose I should defend myself against Arabella’s accusations. To which, I will quote this “- The primary issue that resulted in the demise of Emerald was the attempted and failed takeover of the project, far in advance of any requirements deadline set by Lindenlab. This hostile takeover was initiated by Jessica Lyon. ”
As you can see by my post below, outlining that in no capacity would LL allow emerald to continue with Skills, Phox (lonely bluebird), and Discrete. And with Lonely’s refusal to step down, the only option in my mind, was to find a way to forcibly remove him from the team in order for emerald to comply with LL’s requirements. Now if you want to call that a “take over”, your free to do so. I see it as doing the last possible thing I could to keep the project alive. I even offered to step down and resign myself, if phox would step down so the project could survive.
I’m quite sure that Phox is preparing a final emerald release which will circumvent LL’s ability to block it. Also keep in mind that this build will be done entirely by him with no one else verifying any code. Use it at your own risk.
That said, a bit of dev chat…
[12:55:32 PM] Jessica Trinity: phox, if you stay, they will block emerald
[12:58:24 PM] Jessica Trinity: none of us want emerald to die except you right now
[12:59:10 PM] Jessica Trinity: and as far as I can tell, none of us are willing to risk emerald except you.
[1:00:14 PM] Phox: I believe emerald has a great chance of dying without me.
[1:00:26 PM] Jessica Trinity: emerald has a better chance of continuing without you than with you
[1:00:33 PM] Phox: I feel differently.
[1:00:44 PM] Jessica Trinity: We have a good list of very experienced dev’s wanting on the team
[1:01:09 PM] Phox: I’m sure you do o.o
[1:01:16 PM] Jessica Trinity: Essentially, staying means your willing to kill emerald
[1:01:23 PM] Jessica Trinity: this makes me sad
[1:01:23 PM] Phox: If that’s how you see it, sure.
[1:01:35 PM] Jessica Trinity: how can you be that selfish?
[1:01:41 PM] Phox: I don’t know.
[1:02:01 PM] Jessica Trinity: users aside, everyone here is here because we want to see emerald succeed
[1:02:09 PM] Jessica Trinity: and we’re still here because we believe it can
[1:02:34 PM] Jessica Trinity: leaving for the sake of the project would be the only honorable thing to do hon
[1:02:55 PM] Phox: I guess I’m not honorable then.
[1:03:04 PM] Jessica Trinity: so your willing to be the reason emerald dies?
[1:03:25 PM] Phox: No, Linden Lab will be the reason Emerald dies, regardless of what I do.
[1:03:35 PM] Phox: If my staying results in that outcome, well you can say I told you so.
[1:03:40 PM] Jessica Trinity: phox, I know we can keep emerald alive
[1:04:46 PM] Jessica Trinity: I can’t believe you’re willing to kill this project just because of.. well, I don’t know why?
[1:04:58 PM] Phox: Well when you figure it out, let me know
[1:05:01 PM] Jessica Trinity: Why are you willing to kill this project by staying?
[1:05:37 PM] Jessica Trinity: do you not care about the project?
[1:05:51 PM] Phox: Obviously, I don’t care at all
[1:05:54 PM] Phox: I’m here for the money, you know that
[1:05:57 PM] Jessica Trinity: after all the time and work you put into it, your willing to just let LL kill it?
[1:06:09 PM] Jessica Trinity: there will be no money in it when it’s dead
[1:06:16 PM] Phox: …
[1:06:20 PM] Jessica Trinity: believe me, LL is 100% prepared and willing to kill this project.
[1:06:23 PM] Phox: There is no money in it now, that’s the point.
[1:06:30 PM] Jessica Trinity: Then why stay?
[1:06:35 PM] Jessica Trinity: why kill it
[1:06:38 PM] Phox: Like I said, you figure it out.
[1:06:46 PM] Phox: I’m not going to sit here and argue with you about this
[1:06:47 PM] Jessica Trinity: I can’t figure it out phox, because it makes no sense.
[1:07:14 PM] Jessica Trinity: If i was told to leave, and i had to leave to keep this project going i wouldn’t think twice about it. I would be sad, but i would also be proud that i made the sacrifice to keep it alive
[1:07:48 PM] Phox: Well when I’m told to do something I don’t immediately bend over and let linden lab fuck me.
[1:08:00 PM] Jessica Trinity: phox, they are going to kill the project
[1:08:04 PM] Jessica Trinity: are you living in denial?
[1:08:05 PM] Phox: Let them