If you mean intentionally misleading, you couldn't be farther from the truth. And since you took the time to point this out, I'll have to assume you have contributed a significant amount of free time and code to the open source community, hence the source of your concern.
By "we decided to start from scratch with a new architecture", it means we threw out our existing code base and started with a new architecture: sublimelint's. Do you really think I would do that without Ryan's knowledge? We talked with him about merging, and he showed us what he had done. I took one look at it and saw it was way better code — so much better that I was willing to throw out our existing code base and re-implement missing SublimeLinter features on top of it. So I informed him that we would work from his ST3 branch. In my book that's a compliment.
I have modified the original post to be more explicit, but you neglected to note that I did specifically say in the original post that "we plan to join forces with Ryan Hileman and merge sublimelint and SublimeLinter". It isn't like I kept the relationship between SublimeLinter and sublimelint a secret.
And in case anyone is wondering, I decided from the beginning that I would give a good chunk of whatever money is raised to Ryan, precisely because I'm building on his work. If you doubt my honesty, go and ask him if that is true.
So hard to build in this world, so easy to destroy! Now if you will excuse me, I have to get back to get back to giving hundreds of hours of my time for no — or ridiculously low — pay for the benefit of others.