In the beginning of 2005, there was a not so positive incident in my history – me as Arben Kryeziu, it is known as the CherryOS situation. The main lessons I took away from that experience where 2 important ones:
- Never hire an Outsource company, unseen, unknown to handle a core task in one of your software projects.
- Never partner up with a business partner that doesn’t have some level of technical know-how, since it will lead to miscommunication, misrepresentation and a fallout situation.
It is not a moment that I’m proud of, since it created an aura of bad reputation and questioned my integrity. It lead to a lot of assumptions and unanswered questions, and it didn’t matter how many assumptions or questions where clarified – it still carried that bad stigmatism with it.
As you know, nowadays assumptions run the media – and every blogger is almost credited to the same level as a New York Times Reporter. So, I did what a lot of people would have done in my situation, I pulled the plug! I made sure to distance myself from the prior company and started from scratch.
If you have any questions on the integrity of my engineering methods, feel free to call me or email me. I would love to handle those concerns personally in a professional matter, just like I had to do in the past 7 years when such questions came up.
I’m sorry for delaying this response, but my former partner had me in a legal binding agreement – which didn’t allow me to post a statement publicly.