> I've been around for quite sometime. I have watched conversations on the boards also. > Will someone please explain to me why anyone would think that any one of the MAME > developers would use it for nefarious purposes? Really? I'm actually appalled.
That's one of the unanswered questions at the moment. We've only heard Haze's side of things at this point; perhaps a statement from RB or Aaron is in order.
> Aaron, RB....etc. They are some genuinely nice people. Most of them have the patience > of saints dealing with all this drama....insulting/dumb posts *cough*.
Well... To be fair, this is something that potentially impacts everyone who interacts with MAME in any way, shape, or form. In a sense, it's good that Haze brought this out into the open - though I may not necessarily agree with his approach in doing so.
> How can anybody rip into them not even hearing all the facts?
I think that saying that people are being 'ripped into' is a bit of a stretch. People are wanting answers, but I have yet to see any lynch mobs forming around the main devs and project leader. Haze is definitely less than happy with RB and Aaron, but pretty much everyone else seems to be in wait-and-see mode.
> Come on everyone, it's just a f*cking emulator. Let's wait to hear everything.
Agreed. So far we're only getting one side of things - and while I personally do not doubt that what Haze is saying is at least rooted in reality, taking a position until all the facts are known does not get anyone anywhere.