Dear friends, users, colleagues, everyone who loves audacity:
I have been involved with this project since 2002/2003 approximately. That’s a huge chunk of my life.
I have requested to James Crook to move my name to Emeritus status.
I have replied to infinite emails, helped a HUGE amount of people for the past 17 years about Audacity and it’s IT infrastructure (Forum, Wiki, Bugzilla, etc). I pushed for better websites, better performance, better security. I always made myself freely available, and have always received a HUGE amount of “THANK YOU” and lots of love, and made new friends all over the world.
I have laughed, I have cried, I have yelled, I have been the one to talk privately with people, trying to understand what’s wrong, what’s right, and trying to make people be happy.
Today I am no longer happy doing that. I feel like an outsider, like a system administrator that is always heard when a problem arises, but never before. Today I feel like a tool, not like a person.
Today my heart broke a little.
Today I leave, but I will also always be there. My email is well known, you can google “buanzo” and contact me easily.
I love Audacity. I love Dominic, James, Steve, Peter, Leland, Paul, Roger… so many wonderful WONDERFUL people.
I love you all. Please, be EXCELLENT to each other. Hate makes no sense. Let’s hope the future finds us all united, no frontiers, no hate, no xenophobia, no gender-identity hate. Just plain happiness.
That’s what I wish for all of you.
From my small, humble home in Argentina, I say again: I love you all.