In theory, he is on the same level as me. In practice, he is above me (as de-facto team-leader). I am working in development/devops, with a partial overlap with his projects.
We just had a meeting with the company wanting to sell this crap software to us. He invited me to this meeting, even though he had enough information about my preferences to know that I will likely strongly dislike the idea.
I started to write a mail to our boss, where I just say the truth, as I see it. The problem is that after I've read my own mail, it became clear that at the average company it would endanger my job. Thus I deleted this mail, without sending it.
In general, the company has an above-average friendly atmosphere what I consider a big value, and I don't want to poison it. The opinion of the subordinates also has an above-average effect to the higher-level decisions, I also consider that a big value here. In exchange, our wages are a little bit below average.
The problem is that the team-leader will now probably utilize his "influence" over the developers to support the idea, and thus influence the decision of our common boss. In this "indirect" way, he will probably be able to inject the crap software into the development.
I don't have the same influence.
But I need to do something. But what?