Last week, I received the following e-mail:
Yesterday, I received the follow-up:
My first reaction was: why am I being contacted about this? I started YaBB 9 years ago and left a year later. I have not been involved at all for 8 years. Plus, these people, who I never knew existed, met on a site I never even heard of: krec.com. But I guess this is the power of releasing some software for free to the world to use: you don’t know what’s going to happen to it, you don’t know who’s going to use it and you don’t know who’s going to meet through the use of it.
In his speech, Mikey lists a number of events that lead to Andrew and Ritchey meeting. They met on a forum that was, then, powered by YaBB, which in turn was a project started by me. Would they not have met if I hadn’t started YaBB? Probably they would, but you can never be sure.
Congratulations Andrew and Ritchey!
Exactly a month from today I am going to get married myself. Although we were not originally introduced through it, initially much of our relationship developed through the use of Skype. Maybe I should send the original founders an e-mail.