Friday, 23 May 2014

Phil Daintree and

This page is written in response to the lies that +Phil Daintree  has written about me, and spread on the internet. Despite years of searching he has been unable to find anything I have written that is untrue, and he has had to resort to vague generalities, faked emails, and badly fabricated screenshots (you can see the joins if you zoom in using any bit mapped image editor). +Phil Daintree is welcome to make any comments to these pages, as he has done in the past. If I agree with what he says I will amend my writings, if I do not agree I have allowed his comments to stand next to mine so that people can make their own judgements. I have every confidence in the intelligence of readers to make a sensible judgement based on the facts. +Phil Daintree will not allow me the right of reply to any of the lies he has told about me. It seems to me significant that he realises that if people see both sides of the argument they will see through his lies.

Ever since +Phil Daintree  fell out with me over keeping a history of purchase orders on the system I have grown used to the torrent of lies and abuse he has thrown at me, in an attempt to stop me developing webERP and KwaMoja. I have a thick skin, and anybody who knows me can see through his lies easily enough, so it hasn't unduly bothered me. He is after all well known for his lies and his bullying behaviour.

However his constant attacks on my African colleagues and our African projects do annoy me. His hijacking of the domain name in order to push his personal vendetta is typical of him. I was not even involved in the project when he purchased the domain. The full details of this pathetic saga can be read in a post by Martha here.

He has told my African colleagues on the project he does not believe they are real Africans as the work is too good for them to have done it. I have offered Phil their phone numbers so he can tell them in person that they don't exist, but curiously enough he doesn't want to do this!

Persuading African friends to work on open source projects has been a struggle, as I have documented elsewhere. When they do help on open source they shouldn't have to face attacks from people such as +Phil Daintree 

When he first tried to ban me from the webERP project I set up a separate webERP repository so that I could continue to make my code available to others as the license requires. +Phil Daintree launched numerous public attacks on me for this, and said I should call my branch something else. When I then started committing code to the KwaMoja repository he launched numerous public attacks on me for donating code to a "rival project". There is no such thing as rival projects in the open source world, all projects can take code from each other. Open source is about collaboration not rivalry. So Phil is basically going to attack me whatever I do. That is fine as I have said, but I would ask him to leave off our African projects and my African colleagues.

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