First, I wish @filipenevola all the best in his new venture. I know what it’s like to get called away on a passion project. I hope he has great success with it. During his time at Meteor, we’ve had a very good relationship, and I found him to be very responsive and authentic. So I am sad to see him go, but I am happy he’s pursuing something he cares about.
I’ve been reluctant to say this so as not to seem bitter or appear to have some personal vendetta with @filipenevola but most of you guys are jumping on this thread to wish him farewell and good fortunes when he didn’t have the common courtesy to let us know of his departure?! But was damn sure to promote positions at his new company and mentioned it off hand when someone asked him on Twitter? In what world do you guys live in?!! Are you even sure he’s going to read your comments?
Filipe has been a wonderful Meteor advocate and he picked Meteor at a challenging time and set it on track, the next person in charge has a very clear path set for him/her.
Picked it up at a challenging time, yes but left it at an equally challenging time.
Support for Node 14 is coming to an end. Work on Async API is far from over and @renanccastro is leaving too which wasn’t communicated too until I brought up, thanks @kevintayong. This all makes matters worse since I anticipated he’d pick up the PR.
I think you guys are forgetting to say good bye to @renanccastro too, no?
Finally for @fredmaiaarantes, you didn’t respond to my points adequately. Sorry mate.
Who are you going to assign to look after Blaze? Actions speak louder than words, it’d have been nice if you merged/approved the PR which I linked to showcase how much you care about it. What about the Async API PR now that both @filipenevola and @renanccastro are gone? And you didn’t say a word about job postings being made exclusively away from official Meteor channels like Twitter and the forums or even the very same job board you created?! What about Meteor Monthy?
I’mma be honest with you guys because I’m tired of biting my tongue, frankly I don’t think the current management is fit for the job. Where were you @fredmaiaarantes prior to joining Meteor Software? You weren’t even on the forums. Where are your contributions to Meteor? And now, you’re in charge of running Meteor? You might be fit for running Meteor Software but not Meteor the OSS project. If you cared about Meteor we’d have seen your face long time ago same way we see someone like @storyteller. Simply put, you don’t have skin the game. It pains me to see people like you in charge of running Meteor when community members repeatably tried to help out.
There’s something I’ve read quite recently which resonated pretty hard with me and I’d like to share with you guys:
History has shown clearly that conservative
religions flourish while liberal ones die out. The reason for this
is that religions depend on a nucleus of “true believers” in an
inflexible doctrine for inspiration, leadership, and finances, and
to make up the rank and file. When the central doctrines are
liberalized to accommodate outsiders, or malcontent insiders,
the mainstream members feel betrayed and offended, and
leave the fold. The outsiders and malcontents, being good lib-
erals, weren’t all that interested in causes in the first place and
soon abandon ship with the rest. The organization then shrinks
in strength and size to a mere residue of its former stature.