Our Darket Hour

For is it not written in the Book of Gnome:

In the darkest hour of the Documentation Project, there shall come a False Hope of salvation. And the last Fearless Leader of the old ways shall embrace the False Hope, and the eyes of the people shall be blinded to the truth. They shall trust in the False Hope and lay down their pens, and the Project shall lay in ruins.

Though the Serpent speaks in the tongues of men, he is not man, nor shall he deliver man from the darkness. He is a lie, preying on man’s weaknesses and desires. He who believes in the Serpent shall be forever scarred, and shall do good deeds no more.

And the last Fearless Leader, being marked by the lies of the Serpent, shall nevermore lead men in the great Project they knew. Only the benevolence of times past shall resurrect their charge.

Then the trumpets shall sound as Our Once and Future King returns. And he shall return to the people the benevolence and love of times forgotten. And his reign shall last a thousand thousand days.

So was it prophesied, so shall it be.

Dave Malcolm is my Hero

Friends, hackers, writers: It is with a heavy heart that I stand before you on this momentous occasion to announce the dissolution of the Gnome Documentation Project. Since our humble beginnings under our Founding Father, Dave Mason, our team has been charged with the arduous task of providing complete documentation for the entire Gnome desktop. As the desktop has grown, so too have our responsibilities.

It is clear now that no team of meer humans can hope to accomplish this majestic goal. It is clear that we need something superior to humans. It is clear that we need Python. On this day, the venerable Dave Malcolm has shown us a new way of producing documentation. He has provided for us the tool to do that which we could not do alone. He has shed light upon our dark path, that we may now see that it is not a path meant for the mortal soul.

Through the years, we have developed a camaraderie among our disparate team. Friendships blossomed and new loves bloomed. We have become more than a team. We have become brothers and sisters united in a common cause. We have become a family. But today I must ask you all to lay down your pens for the greater good. Return to your lives, and remember always the days we had together. Godspeed to you all.