Moments ago, I participated in surprise conference call with Tumblr staff members. They have indicated to me that they continue to take issue with Missing e even with the removal of usage of the Tumblr API.
They interpret the Tumblr API License Agreement in such a way as it continues to apply…
What in the ever loving F*ck is wrong with you guys? He developed something that makes using Tumblr better. Why are you being assholes about it?
Don’t be a dick, Karp & Co. You should have HIRED Jeremy Cutler a long time ago, like real innovators would. Instead, you’re acting like a bunch of scared kids hiding behind a legal snowfort. You’re also souring a lot of the goodwill you have in the Tumblr community. We LIKE open, we LIKE free, and we LIKE better. We don’t like pettiness, targeting the little guy and ridiculous vendettas against people just trying to improve their own experience of your service. We LIKE this Jeremy Cutler guy.
If I were Tumblr’s competitor, I’d pay a lot of money to get this guy on my staff. You guys are blowing this one in a big way. HE’S USING YOUR BLOGGING PLATFORM TO TELL EVERYONE HOW YOU’RE FUCKING WITH HIM. Even if he doesn’t win the right to continue with Missing E (which I use and love), he’s won the popular opinion right here in the Court of Tumblr. That’s not only shitty optics, it’s also fairly FAIL-y of you guys to allow that to happen. You’ve created your first Tumblr martyr, and you have only yourselves to blame.