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Does a source code repository exist? I'd like to be able to get some other people to use this, but it's hard to convince others nowadays to just download (what appears to be closed-source) software from a forum, regardless of how positive VirusTotal is. It also means I can't use it on some of my more niche devices with weird hardware, etc.


   
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Nope, sorry ... 😞 
It will probably never become open source.

It is unfortunate, but the open source community and/or open source [ab]users have burned me a few too many times - so no thanks, never again.


   
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Posted by: @hans

Nope, sorry ... 😞 
It will probably never become open source.

It is unfortunate, but the open source community and/or open source [ab]users have burned me a few too many times - so no thanks, never again.

 

What kind of things have happened? I didn't know that OSS was an abusable attribute for free software.

 


   
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People copying my code, making a profit of it, and sending people my way for support who then get upset because I cannot help them.
Doesn't seem like fun, does it? 😉 


   
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I didn't know that OSS was an abusable attribute for free software

Opportunists and people without scruples do not care for the rules and being honest.
I could fight it, but who is going to pay my legal fees, my time, etc? 😉 


   
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@hans, as in, imitators recompile it and pretend that it's theirs?


   
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That's one instance. 
Even had crooks simply copying my files, relabel it, and redistributing it for money.


   
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Yeah, it's a shame, @shaun. Happens to the best projects. You'll make sure to open-source it if ever you stop maintaining it though, right?

I wanted to get the source code so that I could add this tool to my Linux distribution's (and some others') repositories, but actually, it being proprietary doesn't prevent it. It just means it'll go in the non-OSS repos. That's still good enough for me at least.

Let's just hope that nobody copies the tool anyway.

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Well, you're free to include it in your distro's 😊 
I'd be honored!

And folks exploiting things, well ... it's hard to avoid. It is what it is 😉 


   
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