Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stealing The Rights Of Everyone

Over on Winter Market, Nadine blogs about a merchant who is scamming people out of their rights. This merchant made a few changes to the ZHAO-II animation overrider and has closed up those changes and wants L$10,000 to distribute the source code for them.

For those of you who don't know, the ZHAO is open source with a license that states if you modify it and redistribute it, you must redistribute those modifications so that anyone can access them. This merchant, Hunney Jewell, modified the code a little and is now asking for an outrageous sum of money to release the few, small changes she has made.

I probably was never going to buy anything from her anyway, but I want to make certain that people that read this know her perfidy as well and have the opportunity to make up their own minds as to the sort of merchant she is.

Unlike the content theft that is going around, which steals the works of one person and is bad enough, this steals the rights of everyone.

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