Do not get caught up in judging. I have had personal experiences with Mike, he may come across gruff, but he also helped me sending me The caution that was given to you on another forum was BS. Mike would not sue you because of that - your question was innocent and not attempting to steal a brand-name. That comment was from this whole fall-out situation. Mike is a business man, he created a product and gave it a name. Would he protect that name if another company tried to use it? Yes- of course, so would you if you had a marketable item and created a brand name. So does Apple, Disney, McDonalds, etc. So the person that advised you os that was stirring the pot.
Matt, I am with you on this and apologize for the scab being peeled back. You have been showing your heart privately and now publicly in a mighty way. A way that will return SC a level that is better than ever before and in a time were we need to unite more than ever before. I believe you do want change for the better. Regardless of what outside our organization does or doesn't do, What is the next step for SC?
I know the hurt is real, valid, and deep. I do not want to invalidate all that have lived through it. Like Gary said, he was unaware of the past and was seeking advice and, Gary I am sorry for the hijacking of your thread and having you get caught up in this. I am so sorry, please forgive me. To any that I have upset over bringing this up, I also ask for forgiveness - I have fallen in love with this hobby and cannot explain what deep satisfaction I get out of building, assembling, sharing, and learning more. It hits so many different levels. I reacted to an email out of anger - I regret that - for better or worse, it is now out in the open again. Matt, I will say this again, your response was the response of a true leader and if anything good has come out of it, you making a stand revealed to all members what a great man you are. It takes a man to own up even if it is not his issue, or was out of his control and to recognize his getting caught up. I would hope that the entire SC board would embrace this opportunity to make humble themselves and seek reconciliation. To turn the other cheek so to speak.
Thank you Matt!
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.