This angers me: "Sorry for the forum loss, -blame on hardware->"
So while I may have responded in anger, it was well founded.
Shall we address it?
The unwillingness to take responsibility and be held accountable for something as simple as that makes me (rightfully so) doubt (and therefore not trust) their ability to take responsibility in the future.
That said, it is fair that you would call me out as wanting influence, but calling me a bully for speaking my mind is way over-stepping.
The only thing I would like to see from this project is a solid, stable, secure, TRUSTWORTHY (this is key here, everything else exists for the most part, right?), cross-platform crypto solution
that the masses can use. (stricken because it does not properly convey my thought).
I don't use truecrypt currently. I played with it in the past. I would LOVE for that to change. Truth is, while there is some level of justification (in the modern era) for a dev to want to remain anonymous on a project like this, the anonymous nature of truecrypt never sat well with me.
Now, it seems to me that there is real transparent dialogue beginning to occur here. No one should be afraid to speak their mind (regardless of what they are thinking). No one should walk on egg-shells afraid to upset anyone else. It should be expected for these discussions to get hot. It should be expected AND trusted that "accidents" like forum loss won't wipe out historical discussion. Everything needs to be out on the table. This will help curb problems in the future.
I'd love to hear details on how the forum loss occurred. Is there an incident report?
Is it time to develop some operating policies and procedures for infrastructure management and security? :/
Shady is as shady does.