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January 16, 2000
Patrick Spence, hands the reins of development of Renegade BBS Software to Jeff Herrings.

Reasons for giving up on Renegade, by Patrick Spence:

2000-01-16  Its that time. 

I know I have said for the longest time that when I decided to quit 
working on Renegade, that I would bury the source and there would be 
no further work done. I have had a change of heart. I have selected
a sucker -ahem- fine programmer to replace me as active programmer. 
Both my partner Gary and I have decided that we are going to start 
working on newer projects, but don't want to see RG die. 

The new programmer is named Jeff Herrings jeffh@ariven.com and he 
will be taking over production and work on RG as of today. 

Gary and I will still keep our hand in, as we are retaining copies 
of the source code, and I will remain as someone who can answer Jeffs 
questions about the code to help him get up to speed. 

Now we get to the reasons.... 

1. I said from the beginning that I was working on the code for ME, 
   not for anyone else, and having rude people writing me because I 
   don't do things their way or at their speed is annoying. Well I 
   haven't run a bbs in over a year, so I guess updating a bbs 
   program that I don't use is not the way I want to spend my time. 

2. I am disappointed in several people who volunteered to help. If 
   I can't get people to help test stuff, there is no point in 
   working on it either, since I can't catch all the bugs, nor can
   I spend all my time working on a free program. 

3. I have new ideas that I want to implement, that I cannot 
   implement in a dos programming world.  

(The Above is copyright 2000 by Patrick Spence, All Rights Reserved)

Source http://www.ariven.com/renegade.adp

February 21, 2000
RemoteAccess BBS version 2.60gamma 1 is Released. This provides needed Y2K fixes to the software.

February 28, 2000
Quintus Corporation pays $290 million and purchases Mustang.com, makers of the Wildcat! BBS Software and related products.
Quintus Corp., a Fremont-based provider of customer relationship
management solutions, has agreed to buy Mustang.com Inc. of Bakersfield
for $290 million based. Quintus aims to leverage Mustang.com's e-mail
management products. Quintus will exchange .793 shares of Quintus common
stock for each outstanding share of Mustang.com common stock, representing
a 48 premium over Mustang.com's Feb. 25 closing price.

Source Quintus Press Release

March 2, 2000
RemoteAccess Version 2.60 gamma 2 is Released.

April 4, 2000
Hydra, author of HydraBBS software for the Amiga, announces he no longer has the time to update the software and is willing to release it to the public domain.

April 12, 2000
Hydra (author of Hydra BBS software for the Amiga) releases the BBS source code to the general public, ceasing further work on it.

May 5, 2000
RemoteAccess BBS 2.60 (Shareware Version) is Released.

May 15, 2000
RemoteAccess Version 2.61 (Shareware Version) is Released.

August 9, 2000
RemoteAccess Version 2.62.1 is Released.

October 2, 2000
The WIPO hands down a decision denying Robert Thomas of the Amateur Action BBS the rights to the domain name "amateuraction.com" registered by Customer Card Services, Inc. Robert Thomas had previously found himself in the center of a federal case of obscenity regarding the Amateur Action BBS, for which he served 37 months in prison.

Source http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2000/d2000-0872.html

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