I think the OP asked a fair question.
Three weeks have now passed and there is no information about what has happened to the 10,000 initial units other than there had been a 'glitch' which needed fixing.
The boards were populated in China and were then shipped to the Foundation in England. The RJ45 'glitch' was discovered and what happened then?
Were the boards sent back to China for modification?
Was the modification contracted to a company in the UK? (I believe that this was the route taken for the extra soldering on the pre-production boards)
If they went back to China, are they going to be delivered back to the Foundation or will they go direct to the distributors?
Abishur (I'm not a part of the R-pi Foundation. Just a fan helping out in the forums.), unless you are privy to specific knowledge, I don't think you are qualified to give a definitive answer.
The reason we had the the post we did today was because they want to be communicating with us even when there isn't additional to provide. It's the personal touch ya know?
Do the distributors really keep you informed as to their reasoning for sending out an e-mail?
I never claimed the OP wasn't asking a fair question. I said he had received the correct answer and needed to accept it. I know only what I read from the tweets, blogs, front page posts and comments. From those I am fully qualified to say that the boards were shipped back to the manufacturer to be repaired, and I can infer that the boards will be sent back to the RPF once they are completed as this is standard business practice.
And there was a lot more information provided than some ominous "glitch". The front page contains a very lengthy and detailed explanation of the error that occurred.
The quote I said that you're referencing is referring to the post Liz made today explaining why there hasn't been any chatter from them recently. I've made no claims to have insider information from the distributors.
I did, however, agree with Ray that e-mails from the distributors with there fluctuating ship dates haven't proven reliable. That every time they send out an e-mail announcing a huge delay, they turn around and go "oops, that was glitch" so their e-mails really need to be taken with a grain of salt through this ordeal.
Dear forum: Play nice