Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Sandman, Dec 10, 2013.
We've just published our Interview with Jonathan Wainwright (AKA Waindigo).
Here's a sample -
I enjoyed the article. Thank you, Sandman and Jonathan.
Nice interview, Jonathan seems to be a good personn.
I had the pleasure to work with Jon. He always was very polite and helpful, such a joy to work with him. Great interview as well.
A very nice interview. Was a pleasant read.
Thanks so much @The Sandman for giving me the opportunity to share a bit of my story, and thanks everyone for the great feedback. It really means a lot!
I agree. Jonathan I wish you all the best with your business and all the other endeavors.
Sandman, thanks for posting it. It was an interesting read.
@Waindigo, I know the first time (when I first started using xenForo) that I thought someone had misspelled Wendigo. Said to myself - Self, don't know if you want to use anything by someone that is half demon.... but then saw you were from the UK and probably didn't even know what a wendigo was.
Some of the most useful add-ons I use are from you and @Chris Deeming. Ya'll are my go-to guys for the good stuff.
Yer, that is a little unfortunate. It actually took quite some time for me to get Google to stop saying "did you mean wendigo?".
But no, I'm not a half demon. Just a regular sinner like everyone else.
Glad you find the add-ons useful.
Jonathan, thank you for give us the opportunity to know more about you. I like almost all the addons you've created and you have done a fantastic job. XenForo is what it is thanks to coders like you that contribute with free addons, the great community and of course XF developers.
And that's a bad thing, how?
(Yes, I know the video is both contrasted dark, and is a lil blurry, not a lot of good videos of this mission.)
Pro Tip: Crank that volume up.
Nice interview, it's nice to learn a little bit about the addon creators...
Thanks again for all your great comments. Is an absolute pleasure working with everyone in this community.
Great interview, John is a very talented coder and gives great support for his addons too.
From the interview...this is just...wow...
In the US, labor laws are such that the only "reference" a company can give, if asked, is to verify that the employee worked at their company. A nice company will write a letter of recommendation as a reference, but by law they are not allowed to give out negative information. But you went on to better things, so it's all good!
I probably shouldn't comment on this any further, although it was pretty clear to me that they had spent some serious money on legal advice before sending the reference. It actually took quite some effort just to get a copy of the reference. So, as you can imagine, seeing how vBulletin were abusing the legal system to throttle the growth of XenForo touched a nerve for me.
@Waindigo - are you making paid addons yet ?
Time for you to make some money !
Holy crap. That's cool. Sounds too good to be true.
While members of this great community are still willing to contribute towards the development of add-ons AND allow for that work to be released under the usual Waindigo license (which it should be pointed out only allows non-commercial sites to use the add-on for free), then I am happy to continue to subsidise that and we will never release an add-on that everyone has to pay for.
Ahem, can you snuff out the incense plz ?
Is your custom working going *THAT* well ?
... even if it is ... as a group, xenforo.com members have lots of money to go around.
Financially stable xenforo addon coders benefit everyone, whether they know it or not.
Make some good paid stuff would 'ya. It's time for you to make the leap.
I don't think Jonathan is acting on a whim (or under the influence of "incense"). He believes in what he's doing and he's happy with the way things are - at least that's my take on it from what he wrote in his interview.
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