I'm still waiting for Frogboy to respond to my email regarding the domain name. My email was very long, I think I put him to sleep.
Anyway, it is not an issue of control from my perspective so I'm not looking at things from "us/them" perspective. So I don’t consider the effort and end product to be "mine", in my opinion it would be the communities.
What it boils down to in my opinion is intent. For me working on this is a way to help the formation of a community, via a process of creation, through which people could develop a sense of ownership and a feeling of belongingness. The results of which would provides a wanted and hopefully needed service in the future for the community, aimed at making it grow into a dynamic and vibrant self supporting group.
Additionally there is the issue of sites vanishing after a few months or even a year or so. This happened to me so, so many times over the years. This one fact is a major reason why I do this kind of stuff in the first place. This is so because I know what it feels like to put countless hours into helping something grow and develop and participating in many activities and often money, only to have disappear because someone looses interest, gets angry at someone or they are not making money off of the endeavor as they hoped.
With that said, granted no one here really knows me, but a couple do and I know SD trusts me and despite my relatively new member number I have been in greater SD community since Frogboy started the business. Hell I have my first SD game disk, entitled Entrepreneur, within arm's reach as I type this on my wall - don’t ask...
Short of my death the domains I setup are not going anywhere any time soon. Mainly because I usually prepay for them at least two years in advance and secondly, and more importantly I would make arrangements for SD or some community member to take them over in the event that for some unknown, logic defying reason, I would give up using the Internet and the PC (transfer of ownership was addressed in the email to Frogboy).
Furthermore, I don’t want anyone to take what I'm writing here to imply, in any way, that Cervomix is any less committed, reliable or responsible. Simply put I don’t him and you don’t know me. My comments are about my experiences only and my desire to help grow this community into a force of nature that could stand up to WoW (OK maybe not that big).
In defense of Cervomix, sometimes it takes a single monumental effort on the part of one person to create the cornerstone on which a community will be built.