I think Net is the only one who's said that. The others were defending the idea of someone taking control as editor, I think. The idea, mind you. The circumstances are a bit stickier than that.*
I only jumped in because I think Cram is getting a raw deal. I think the guy just wanted to jump in and help, my reading of his posts was talking about getting a layout together that would be open-ended so new things could be incorporated. I didn't read anything anywhere that implied he was going to take the whole thing over and do it all himself.
The easy thing would've been to say, "No thanks Cram, we got it.", instead of "No Cram, you can't come in and take it over." And then proceed to paint Cram as a thief which is what a few posts in this thread have done.
Dude deserves more benefit of the doubt than that.
Yes, but think on these:
How many people are arguing or have argued in this thread, total?
How many people actually argued that Cram was outright trying to take control, in a blatant fashion, with no nod to maybe it was just a misunderstanding?
How many people are on one side of this debate, and how many are on the other side? Who are the people on each side?
What were the things said earlier, what is being said now, and how did it get from point A to point B?
All I know is I read a couple of posts that more or less accused Cram of trying to steal this project for his own, right after he said that he had interpreted it as a collaborative project. And honestly, after going through the main thread again it isn't clear to me that any particular people were claiming ownership on the layout of the project, until the question actually came up.
I mean, the way these things have happened before is that a thread like the main thread happens, and someone comes along and just puts it together. That is how the BIP came together. It wasn't like LMNO said at the beginning. "So guys, I'M going to put this stuff together when we're all done." He just did it. And thank fuck he did because it came out great!
That's why I say, at best, this was a misunderstanding that Cram was trying to take over. But it gets a little too far, IMO, when people post things like, "and no you can't take it over." It didn't have to get contentious.