As the originator of the comment that has caused all this fuss, I thought I'd better clear up the situation. Two people I respect greatly both felt they had been unfairly pressured by a third to abandoned their works and throw their lot in with his. In my "righteous" indignation, I posted a comment on the GreyhawkGrognard blog that seemed, at the time, relevant to the discussion, but in hindsight I deeply regret. I am sorry for the unnecessary upset and consternation this has caused people. Unlike some, I see the OSR as a real and growing development, one that will only continue to do so if its wonderfully diverse parts continue to work together. It never entered my foolish head that my comments would cause division and it distresses me to think that it has. Truth be told, it was never my business and I should've let the parties involved sort it out themselves. Of the two, one has decided that it was perhaps a misunderstanding and put it behind him. All three parties are on good terms, so it's all water under the bridge. Naming names would only cause further upset, anger and division and would serve no practical purpose, especially if it turned out it was indeed all a matter of miscommunication and misunderstanding. I have been hoping the subject would be dropped by now, but as it hadn't, felt I should say something. So once again I apologise for, however unintentionally, stirring up trouble where none was needed and I urge people to learn from my mistake and focus on the positives.
As for Randall's situation, as he pointed out above, it is totally unrelated.