"everything of worth was saved"
And that is good news.
Then again, this is the very spirit of the Internet : route around obstruction. The Internet was built on openness and trust, and that is why a moron with money will never be able to nail down any particular part that is not in the IP folders of some company.
IRC is Open Source at its finest. Lee just took over one organization, apparently thinking that he could bend it to his will.
Kudos to all those people who did not accept some petulant man child's idea of management and left him in his playpen to rot.
A smashing article. I enjoyed every line.