After the previous thread about copyright and ownership of MPI Ruby,
the folks at Relevance asked me to start a new thread setting the
Aaron Bedra and I worked on separate branches of MPI Ruby, without
knowing of the other’s work.
I was accidentally misled by another party via email to
misunderstand the situation, thinking that Aaron removed my name and
adjusted copyrights inappropriately.
I posted my accusations to the ruby-talk list without contacting
Aaron or Relevance first. Unfortunately, I misread the situation and
luckily Stuart from Relevance was able to correct me within 24 hours.
My prior accusations were false on every point of fact, and I
apologize wholeheartedly to both Aaron and Relevance, and also to the
Ruby T. ML for wasting time and attention because of insufficiently
careful review of wrong allegations on my part.
So for the aspiring politicos in the Ruby T. ML, let this be a
lesson to you: send a private email first to avoid extra work and
confusion as well as stress. Thanks for the other ML participants who
clued me in on my first try at this difficult situation.
I expect this post to be the penultimate one, with the reply coming
from Stuart to confirm acceptance and linking to the original mistaken
thread so that search engines can frequently return the fuller story
rather than the misleading earlier thread.