I was hooked by your article at first. As a big fan of Jason and DHH I am still kind of intrigued with all that Basecamp repercussion.
All of that started after the name’s list was discovered.
In my humble opinion, they could have managed this situation on backstage, without public statements.
Whoever created or participated in this list creation doesn’t respect the others. This Basecamp’s statement will not change the participants morale.
I did read all DHH’s article that was suggested by one of the comments here but I still think that they could have managed in private.
I would like to agree with DHH’s article if it weren’t for the fact that 4 leaders, heads of area, have left since the statement.
This stampede of old employees demonstrates the company’s defense in this episode was unacceptable.