Hi @pandel, I really don’t want to keep talking about this, there’s plenty of information on this forum. However, you seem to be somewhat upset, so here is a summary:
After long arguments with several users about minor name changes, and with me about letting ASSIMP programmers develop the 3D export feature, Roman announced that he was leaving the project, and he made a fork of the original repo.
Several days after Roman had made his fork, I merged a pull request from @yannlossouarn for a minor change that Roman had strongly disagreed with. Within 15 minutes of the merge Roman deleted the original repo. He still had admin rights to the repo, so he was able to delete the entire account – I didn’t think he would be a problem, and wanted to leave the door open for him to come back. He also kicked me off of my personal account where the old website and wiki were stored.
Atlassian helped us get the code back.They didn’t have to do this, they normally don’t get involved, but they were a bit shocked at what had happened and were happy to help. Atlassian couldn’t restore my account
So to sum up, Roman did not want additional programmers (like the ASSIMP developer who wanted to program the 3D export feature) and did not like suggestions from users (like the changes Yann wanted), so he left. Plus I finally was able to get Roman to accept paid work from someone who wanted changes to the project. I think this was the spark that made Roman want to leave on his own.
To be clear, the users didn’t run him off and I’ve had no real issue with him other than trying to get him to let other people contribute code – I thought we were good friends. Even though technically we are able to keep the name, I offered to let Roman take the name with him because Valentina is his mother’s name. I believe this is the right thing to do.
I hope this addressed your concerns, because your contributions to this project are appreciated.