“If you are reading this, then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned … Tyler.”

On recent years of Joomla

There is a lot going on Joomla community over the past years and frankly I am very tired of it. I know my place on the community and it is less than nothing but as a small member, all the drama looks like kind of super-stupid. The promises for J1.6, the GSoC, Mambo thinking disguised as freedom, leadership fiasco and worst of all the childish games between the senior members over 1.6 and Molajo.

I like Open Source a lot and apparently -sorry to say that- unlike most of the community, not just for the financial reasons. We say “Open Source Matters” but as long as it help us make more money. I myself make my living through web but the things that going on Joomla and specially on JED is more like dealership than open source. Like thinking we are Microsoft and have to offer full solutions with each small product.

Currently, I only published my Joomla extensions. Even though, at this moment, only one of my projects -a non-profit one- is based on Joomla, and ironically with using none of my extensions. But until I feel some scene from Joomla, I came to decide not to support and update any of my Joomla extensions, and sincerely hope you will understand.

P.S. Here I have no intentions to accuse anybody of anything and definitely withdraw the discussion if somebody’s not agree. So do not get angry, I’m trying to express honesty in my blog.

If you have any!

Oh, the good life, full of fun seems to be the ideal
Mm, the good life lets you hide all the sadness you feel
You won’t really fall in love for you can’t take the chance
So please be honest with yourself, don’t try to fake romance

It’s the good life to be free and explore the unknown
Like the heartaches when you learn you must face them alone
Please remember I still want you, and in case you wonder why
Well, just wake up, kiss the good life goodbye

— The Good Life by Tony Bennett, through What Women Want soundtrack.