Please be more specific
I'm not really sure what the point of this story was other than to tell us that Joseph Carter was involved in negotiations with Troll Tech and that some disagreement ensued. I would like to hear about the specific license provisions Joseph proposed and the specific disagreements which occurred. In no way does this letter attempt to shed light on the problem or on the history of the problem. The views and concerns which Troll Tech presumably shared with Joseph are not even mentioned in passing. All we are told is that Joseph's changes were backed out at the last hour. Did Troll Tech provide reasons for this change? Were Joseph's proposals considered unreasonable?
All this talk of Joseph's being at fault for problems in the QPL serves no purpose in furthering our understanding of the dynamics and politics involved. And one purpose this article should serve (but which it does not) is to enlighten the community and to help the community to reach a solution. I personally don't care about the author's personal feelings or regrets about his participation in this negotiation. Such outpouring is certainly not warranted or motivated by the rest of the story, nor does it aid in any way the community's understanding of the problem. And other than the author's personal feelings about the matter, what in this story hasn't been covered in other fora before? I was hoping to gain some insight into the matter and must say I was let down.