You might have heard that there's a bit of a scandal brewing with a member of CSM6. Here's the story.
Yesterday, around 11am Pacific U.S. time, riverini -- the editor of EVE News 24 -- made this post to kugu. The post included this little snippet of text:
[11:24:02 AM] mittani: we're about to leak a bunch of stuff to evenews24, fair warningIt turns out that little snippet of text was a copy/paste from the text sub-channel attached to the Skype voice chat channel that the CSM uses to talk to CCP devs, and to each other. The other CSM members also have copies of that text, with their own timestamps in their own TZs. However, the TZ on the text that riverini posted corresponds to the text being received in the Pacific U.S. TZ.
[11:24:12 AM] mittani: riverini is so hilariously gullible-----
[11:25:28 AM] mittani: riverini has a pet theory that 1. we're taking over everything (true) 2. we're riven with internal factions like the kremlin (false)
The only CSM in the Pacific U.S. TZ is Darius III, who holds the #5 alt seat on CSM6 (and was, incidentally, the only person between me and that alt seat, heh).
By some interpretations, the Skype voice chat channel and the text sub-channel that goes with it could technically be construed as information under a CCP non-disclosure agreement (NDA). According to Mittens, CSM6 suspected that someone was leaking information to riverini, strongly suspected Darius (because Darius is the CEO of riverini's corp), but Darius denied it. Still, the CSM apparently felt that there was sufficient cause to kick Darius out of the CSM/CCP Skype channel a few days ago.
But the CSM didn't have evidence or proof: just strong suspicions. The riverini leak provides more direct -- though still circumstantial -- evidence.
So, the evidence points circumstantially to the fact that Darius III sent riverini a copy of that text to warn him that mittens was going to troll him. If true, then Darius III unwittingly provided information that is technically under NDA to riverini. riverini provided the evidence that he did it by posting the snippet to kugu. riverini, so far, has made no claim that the timestamps were altered.
Yesterday afternoon, Two step (another CSM alt) posted to FHC that CSM6 sent this information to their representative in CCP, to ask for a judgment. This is almost certainly CCP Xhagen. CCP Xhagen could decide that the Skype text chat sub-channel does count as NDAed material, and could then decide that there's enough proof that Darius III provided this NDAed material to riverini.
Or he could decide that there's not enough information to take action. Or anything in between.
That's it. You're caught up.