Why did you guys wait to tell them to cease literally a few days before their launch? It's been a well documented and well communicated project up until now. Yes you do reserve the right to slap things down when you can to protect IP, but the sheer timing of it is what makes it tone deaf and rude beyond a regular company just doing their thing.
The guys making it were doing it for free. There are a million better things to concentrate on than a team who is just now about to finish just for it to get removed when you've had two years to tell them to stop.
There was no malicious intent with the timing of this announcement, just that getting allignment internally on our approach and a public statement has taken until now.
This feels like a lie honestly
I really have nothing to gain by lying about this - it'd be more beneficial if I did actualy lie and make up a different reason as to why we're sharing this message today, but that wouldn't be right or accurate.
I can fully understand why people would think otherwise though.
Do you genuinely believe that people are going to buy that it's a coincidence that this statement comes out right before the plugin was due to be released?
No, I can fully understand why people would think otherwise. But I don't have any other option than to reply with the information I have available to me.