> but it's still not something that makes the point moot..
It actually does since you implied the decision makers wrongly (if I got you right of course).
Re vendetta, let me see you sit down looking at someone trying to destroy your family. These bastards have taken over the Russian school project in its coutry-wide deployment phase and have failed it horribly doing LOTS of damage to teachers and making lots of them hostile to free software pushed down their throats with no sane support.
These people also tried to steal team members and technology behind our backs -- heck, I personally gave advice on build system to Denis Koryavov since I trusted him and he didn't tell that he works for Komissarov already knowing that I wouldn't support him then.
It's about doing wrong things and spreading lies. And by defending liars you won't gain anything as a honest person (which you are as far as I can tell from our conversations and Jeff's recommendation).
You won't stop me. FYI, Komissarov tried and I know it; but he failed altogether. And *please* do understand that I actually waited for too long before digging out the battle axe in the hopes of their sanity.
But it won't concern only me, when one starts doing wrong it's ever harder to stop. Wish they don't manage to hurt you as much, but look out either.