Dave Winer writes:
For what it's worth, I have not sold any UserLand stock, and remain its largest shareholder and a member of its board of directors. I've read, on the web, otherwise. Not so.
In my item about UserLand Software's decline, I didn't claim that Winer sold any stock.
My understanding is that Winer owns majority interest in UserLand Software Inc., the California company founded in 1988 that created Frontier, Manila, Radio UserLand and Weblogs.Com. He brought in outside management in 2002 and two years later transferred several assets -- including UserLand Software, UserLand.Com, Radio UserLand and Manila -- to a new corporate entity.
That entity is Radio UserLand Corporation, a Delaware company incorporated in February 2004 that's controlled by Scott Shuda. For the past several years, every time I had UserLand-related matters I dealt with Shuda.
I don't know what UserLand Software Inc. does today, but the California Secretary of State's Office lists its status as suspended. The office also reports that UserLand's registered agent -- who was attorney Jack Russo back in 2004 -- resigned on Aug. 3, 2006.
According to Delaware corporate records, Radio UserLand Corp. is still active.