Clearly the directorate isn't to blame for this, and I don't hold them responsible for not providing the beta, but I do think that they could be slightly more vocal, even if its along the lines of "we tried to speak to Loren. No news of when tweetie 2 will be released."
I also feel that they could be a little more selective when choosing devs for MH4. What with this, spamming, and Clips, I do feel that this particular nanoBundle was slipping a bit in quality compared to other bundles. There have been some great apps/devs (latenitesoft with squeeze particularly have been awesome to work with. I have nothing but respect for Pedro, who worked extremely hard to fix our issues within the first fews days) and I'll continue to participate in MH, but its things like this which can tarnish the experience for everyone.
Saying that, I think atebits were fairly respected before this debacle, and it wasn't up to the directorate to foresee the buyout; they (and we) thought they were bringing a great app and developer to the bundle. From what it looks like, Loren will provide Tweetie 2 at some point, so we need to just wait it out. I'm not happy about it, and I don't think he's being very nice to his supporters, but then he works for Twitter now, so from a business perspective, it doesn't matter what we think of him. if he screws us over, he won't lose out!
Go Orange GO!
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