Here's the sequence of events that led to his eventual departure from MooTools:
- Olmo gave a presentation about MooTools in which he said some inflamatory comments about the jQuery framework and posted it on the official MooTools Blog. The blog post has been taken down but you can view the video below.
- jQuery developer John Resig wrote an article entitled I Learned Some Things About jQuery Today. The article was a sarcastic piece summarizing the offensive points of Olmo's presentation; it got quite a bit of attention.
- MooTools lead developer, Valerio, expelled Olmo from the project and wrote a very sincere apology on the MooTools blog. Read the comments -- they're quite interesting. Some parting shots were taken by Olmo toward another MooTools developer Aaron Newton.
- Olmo replied directly to John, apologizing for his comments.
Though Olmo's comments were interesting, they were also unfounded and irresponsible (from the mouths of John, Valerio, and Olmo himself). Check out he video for yourself.
LA Developers Meetup - OCT 7 - Olmo Maldonado from will jessup on Vimeo.
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