Ok, I'm not a professional PHP developer, I'm just a plain student that loves PHP, I don't have the money to spend on Encoders and high end IDEs or whatever is out there, I just love the fact that I have a near unlimited supply of software out there which free to use, comes with source, and allows me to do what I want with it.
I also love the fact that there are such forums that allow me to ask questions, in more recent times be able to answer other peoples questions, I don't have to pay 50p/minute on a silly tech support line, I just email and I get a response a few hours later. But I am very disappointed by the fact that a flame war is going on in this list. Respect the people that have made PHP, the people that have allowed many people to become PHP Developers and Professionals and earn a living. And hell if you don't want to earn a living then make silly little PHP sites as well that's cool, because Ramus (and the others that have helped) have gave me many hours of enjoyment in learning PHP and playing with all the cool things it can do. If I ever meet Ramus or any other core php programmers I would be sure to go up to them and tell them how amazing they are and even buy them a pint... So Acer please stop abusing these people, who cares if Zend charge lots of money there are open source alternatives, if they are not as good as you want then it looks like Zend have the monopoly and there is nothing you can do about it. Oh yes there is you could write your own under the GPL! I'm pretty sure there are no rules against b1tching on the lists or even flaming others, but I think many people are just shocked at Acer's views on the community and frankly I don't want to hear them anymore... so just before I set outlook to block his mails would the mods of this be able to remove him and stop him flaming our gods.. Thanks Andrew