[Asterisk-Dev] Re: Asterisk Book Reviewer

asterisk at packtpub.com asterisk at packtpub.com
Thu Jul 22 14:10:23 MST 2004

I meant to say people can contact me at asterisk at packtpub.com, not
asterisk-dev at lists.digium.com. My apology.


> I explained what roles David Maclean and I had at PI, and the authorities
> those roles had, because most of those who read previous messages did not
> know that, as was clear from one of the replies. I reported facts. What
> you make of them is up to you. I am not going to argue with anyone the
> conclusions they draw from those facts.
> I contacted a number of people in the Asterisk community recently and in
> the past about our Asterisk book. All of them were contacted using my
> email address. I am using asterisk at packtpub.com because one of our public
> email addresses has already received an abusive message triggered by
> earlier messages that were posted on this list. I am not keen on getting
> more of these sent to my email address. Using special email addresses for
> public forums is a common and effective method to control spam. If you
> want to make even this practice proof of ill intention, then I have
> nothing more to say to convince you otherwise. Again, I did not post to
> this list to discuss conclusions and manipulate interpretations, but to
> respond to untrue claims.
> I posted to this forum because one of the people that I contacted about
> our Asterisk book chose instead of checking with me first the claims he
> read in a blog article to post the link to the article to the list. I
> asked that person to post my reply to him to this forum on my behalf, but
> he suggested that I should do that. I am not an Asterisk developer, and I
> did not want to have to subscribe to the list to send messages that are
> clearly not what this forum was designed for.
> I hope that this is my last message to this forum about this subject. My
> intention was to respond to untrue allegations by stating facts, and I
> have done that. I will not take part in discussing what people make of
> those facts. The only thing that could force me to write again about this
> issue is posting serious and misleading allegations that I have not
> already addressed. I sincerely hope that I will not have to do that.
> If anyone is interested in asking me about anything, they are welcome to
> write to me at asterisk-dev at lists.digium.com. I will try my best to answer
> all questions, and I will use my other email address in doing so.
> My apologies for those who had no interest in my messages, and my thanks
> to those who read them.
> Thanks.
> Louay
>> It doesn't matter who or what connection he has with that company. The
>> fact of the matter is he was directly linked with a company that cheated
>> people out of money and is thus guilty by association. In the same way
>> you
>> can not prove outright that we can not prove he is responsible for this
>> you can not prove that you are not.
>> The only way to get people to trust anyone with knowledge of this is for
>> the parent company to do the right thing, anything else can only be seen
>> as a attempt to get good public relations, just like how your company
>> set
>> up a email address just for contacting this list; if you really wanted
>> to
>> do the right thing and be in good with the public you would not be
>> actively trying to circumvent outside communication, for example.

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