A very surprising turn of events has taken place in the recent Bitcoin Foundation fracas with Bitcoin Foundation choosing to release the unedited board minutes of the March 17, 2015 and March 31, 2015 meetings.
Since Olivier Janssen accused the foundation of “lacking transparency,” the minutes have been released without any editing, in an unaltered manner. The development reveals that the board member Olivier Janssen was acting as the Chairman of the Board.
Blasting the self-professed “whistleblower,” the minutes showed that the board discussions could have been released in a less damaging, less sensational manner than was chosen by Olivier.
“Would he have still made the PR disaster if his plan would have been voted for? Almost definitely not. He did this because he was mad he got outvoted.” Olivier and Jim had a plan which was outvoted by 4 to 2.
The minutes criticize Olivier’s move to approach the Foundation forums for a special meeting saying that, “this is something the bylaws reserve for the Chairman of the Board. Does he think he is chairman?”
After publicly ridiculing the Bitcoin Foundation, Olivier has, understandably, lost all support from the fellow members, and won’t exert influence on any board decisions whatsoever.
The board was in favor of releasing the minutes but Olivier did not vote for it. However, Olivier has been claiming on the forums that this is because he wanted to make ALL the minutes from all the meetings in history public. But, the board could not let it happen since it violates the privacy of all the members who were present in the meetings even before his election.
On a concluding note, the minutes call him a “dictator” who refused to participate if things didn’t pan out the way he wanted.