Update: The Demise of Sorcerer GNU/Linux--Not Quite
Mar 16, 2002, 01:33 (45 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Jeff
Costa and Ryan Abrams for these links. ]
"Kyle [Sallee] required more computers, a faster Internet
connection, and more persons helping in order to distribute the
work load. A less than perfect compromise for a faster computer and
Internet connection was accepted when the project's base for
distribution was moved to ibiblio.org. Persons agreed to help out.
SGL's future was looking sustainable, and many persons were happy
about that because they were happy with SGL.
"Keeping the grimoire up to date, working, and growing was
mission critical for establishing SGL as a popular distribution for
general use. Chuck S. Mead offered to lead the grimoire group in
intercepting, reviewing, and correcting spells. At this time there
were about 200 contributed spells waiting for review that Kyle
declared as a priority.
"CSM first renamed the Grimoire Group to the Grimoire Audit
Group to create the illusion of work. Although CSM along with
everyone who agreed to help him had access to SGL's CVS no
corrected spells were produced. CSM used his appointed position to
influence the core members. CSM contributed nothing to SGL, while
he sowed the seeds of dissension...."
"This is a reply to 'The History of the GNU Linux Distribution
Called Sorcerer, short version' as recently posted at
sorcery.wox.org, the original url of the SGL homepage, and a page
presumably run by Kyle Sallee, SGL's creator. I regard that
document as a classic piece of FUD, and this reply is meant to
counter that. I will reply to the key points of the document, but
not to everything that is said. Hopefully this will help dispel (no
pun intended ;) ) some of the confusion that this document is
clearly intending to create.
"Before I continue, I want to note that we have no confirmation
that these are the words of Kyle. In fact, I have reason to believe
that they are not. I also want to note that I have great respect
for what Kyle has achieved with SGL, which is why I have pushed so
hard to keep it going. This is not meant as a response to Kyle, or
to insult Kyle. It is meant only as a response to the posted page,
so that we can put this behind us and continue on with the amazing
progress we have made. Also note that these are purely my thoughts,
replies, and beliefs. I speak only for myself, and not for any of
the current SGL team members..."