Where were these accusations posted?
Not trusting the core team? Why jump to such conclusions? The fact that someone makes a mistake doesn't mean he/she makes mistakes all the time. Things are not that black and white.
I was referring to the track record of Terpin PR which is lousy, which is the reason is why I've downvoted this proposal the minute it was released. I wasn't part of the group who changed votes later on.
Is there a contract in place with Terpin PR?
There was a contract in place with Terpin PR, as I understand it, but fortunately they were nice enough to let us out of it. Otherwise, our lead developer (Evan), would be spending much of his time and money defending himself from a breach of contract lawsuit rather than building a better budget system and working on Dash Evolution.
To everyone (not directed InTheWoods):
I won't get dragged into a flame war over this, but I will respectfully say the following:
1) Evan, our lead developer, supported Terpin PR and advocated for their continued services to be approved.
2) Daniel, our business developer, did the same.
3) Kot, our project manager, did the same.
4) Tungfa, our PR liasion, did the same.
5) Flare, one of our core developers, did the same.
6) Fernando, our lawyer, did the same.
Now I understand that we are a decentralized project and that the votes of the masternodes outweigh the opinions of the Core Team. That's fine. But the very people who built Dash, and the ones who were in the position to know, repeatedly assured the community that Terpin PR was doing amazing work.
Otoh, who had initially voted against the project because he was skeptical, reevaluated his position and changed his vote because he could see, with publicly available information (in the news section, from our invitation to Satoshi Roundtable, etc.) that Terpin PR was doing great work. Please don't tell me a majority of masternode owners opposed the PR team. Don't hide behind that. Once Otoh recast his votes, there was a 970 vote majority (1601 to 625) in favor of keeping Terpin PR. The only reason the vote ended up not passing was because Evan got fed up at the flip-flopping (probably assuming that World War III would recommence next month), voted against it, and asked Otoh to do the same. Now he's building a better system, which is good (and obviously needed).
I've said my piece; I'm done with this thread. Say what you will, flame me if you want, but I won't see it.
P.S. I will admit to be wrong about one thing. Not that long ago, I argued that it would be difficult to get people to change their minds on a long-duration project and vote it down if it became necessary to do so. I was obviously sorely mistaken...all it takes is a very vocal, very aggressive minority (only a few people, actually) to unravel any multi-month project.