This afternoon, I participated in a mediation session with Bill Schmalfeldt relating to the criminal charges now pending against him. We reached the following agreement:
1. Schmalfeldt agrees to abide by the peace order extension to include refraining from contact via @mentions on Twitter.
2. Schmalfeldt agrees to drop his appeal of the extension of the peace order.
3. I have agreed to recommend that the pending criminal charges be dropped, and I have done so.
4. I have agreed that any criminal charges may be expunged.
I do not wish to make any further comments on this matter.
UPDATE—At 9:30 this evening, I read the Bill Schmalfeldt’s post Peace Declared in Hoge-Schmalfeldt Flame War, and, while I would not describe the events of the past year or so as a “flame war,” his description of the agreement we reached today is accurate.