Dave Rubinstein of BZMedia asked me whether I would answer some questions about my role in the community. I said yes, he asked, and I answered. The resulting interview is published in the latest (at least at the time of writing) SPTechReport called “’The Dark Knight’ of SharePoint”.
Note: Incidentally, ‘The Dark Knight of SharePoint’ is a name Joel Oleson gave me some years ago, but he only calls me that when we’re alone and have romantic dinners. Just don’t tell his wife.
Of course, as soon as my name comes up, some idiot needs to rush to the scene to slander and lie about what I do. This time, the fella calls himself Paul (and I do suspect I know who it is), commenting as such:
(screenshot taken from http://www.sptechweb.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=36731&page=2)
For those with image problems, here’s a play-by-play:
Paul: While his commentary is interesting and honest, the “freely available” information he references is covered by a non-disclosure agreement that participants in Microsoft’s preview program must agree to be bound to be in the program.
Bjørn: No, the information is not covered by an NDA. You are a blatant liar (at least I use clear words to say what I really mean).
Paul: Based on some limited reading I’ve done of Bjorn’s material, he has made it clear he does not believe he or those from whom he may get his information are bound by that agreement.
Bjørn: I’m glad you are able to comprehend what you read. It just proves that you’re very stupid or selective (or lazy) with what you read and form opinions not based on what you read and can research but what you stubbornly believe.
Paul: Apparently, he has a different understanding of what it means to give your word to be bound by rules of good conduct.
Bjørn: Because your assumption of guilt is false, that statement simply doesn’t make sense. You’re winding on about lies and how those lies prove I’m not showing ‘good conduct’. Here’s one statement, equally stupid and based on just as much fact as your claims: Apparently, Paul, you’re molesting goats for sexual pleasure, and based on that you’re a bad person not showing good conduct.
Paul: He’s made clear that he doesn’t appreciate MS need for the NDA, but should we then condone what he does and pay to subscribe to information he publishes on the beta because he doesn’t agree with it.
Bjørn: No, you shouldn’t, not anymore than we should listen to you because we condone your attitude towards goats. First, you shouldn’t, because any sensible person wouldn’t stick by their false assumptions when they’ve been disproven time and time again. Second, and most of all, you shouldn’t because what I do has nothing to do with any NDAs.
I published a comment on the SPTechReport article too, but I strongly suspect that Dave is too modest to publish it. However, when people like Paul show up with blatant slander like this, I don’t shut up.
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