Folks are litigious. They have no liability and can make whatever statements they want and reverse them tomorrow if they want. Anyone who’d try to “sue” them would be laughed out of the court.
They have no standing and that would be their basis for a motion to dismiss. Moreover, a business is allowed to make new decisions based on new facts which emerge in the marketplace. Even if the lack of standing hurdle could be cleared - which is cannot - the pleading would still fail since all businesses are allowed to make new decisions as time goes on…a the claim of a valid court case is patently absurd.
I’ve read thousands of US cases and represented myself in court on a number of occasions and have paid many attorneys hundreds of thousands of dollars as well. Know the law, otherwise [moderation edit by @daira: comment that could be interpreted as disrespectful of others’ opinions deleted]. If you think you have standing, go press in court. I get amused when people say, “sue them…” Sure, go ahead. This is off topic anyhow…
The real issue is the threat to miners’ privacy. If the very people have to chooses between their own wallet and their own privacy they are forced into a Hobson’s Choice and such an expectation is untenable when the very core of ZCash’s Principals is the assurance of privacy during the entire use experience.
@zooko and team cannot allow this encroachment, not even an inch. Fork now or forever regret it. Be assured you will be served a shit sandwich if you do not act, act now, and act with real purpose to demonstrate your true loyalty to the ideals of this project and to show you can lead and not just fret about problems.
These recent developments over time since the issue of ASICs came up show that some real professional leadership is necessary. Just because someone has talent in one area does not mean they have talents in others. If it were me, I would bring in a squad of some real hardcore corporate executives and run this thing like the business it is instead of some pseudo-feely-do-good-for-all-trying-to-be-a-business-too operation like it is appearing to become…
The time is now for action…ACT!