Sep 18th 2010 6:07AM I have my hands in about as deep as I'm comfortable with Blizzy. Besides, I love my current job and wouldn't give it up to be forced to move to CA.
Lemons, sit back and consider, do you really NEED those options? The Paradox of Choice. I think designing so that options aren't needed is much better than throwing a wall of configuration options at the user.
Jun 18th 2010 3:14PM Actually, their song is just a cover. Bruce Cockburn is the original artist.
Mar 15th 2010 8:44PM And I said I wasn't really pissed now didn't I? I'm just confused as to how the decision to push out that version came to be, when all the talk I had seen was about their own addon, stopping using TG... and when you consider that dugi did the exact same thing, which was the catalyst to this whole situation.
It just feels like they were saying one thing and doing another, that's all.
Mar 15th 2010 8:05PM The page linked in that convo (google code) is outdated as I moved to GitHub. I think you're not understanding the GitHub terms correctly...
"We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours."
Seems clear to me, my copyright remains mine.
"By setting your repositories to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view and fork your repositories."
Setting a repo to be viewed publicly is like packaging an addon in plaintext files... anyone can view it because there is no mechanism available to prevent them from doing so. On GitHub you are allowed to fork the REPOSITORY because that is how GitHub works. It's not implied that you can fork the PROJECT or make any sort of modifications and redistribute it, that's still part of the IP rights that the repo owner retains. If someone puts something on GitHub in a public repo without a license it is still All Rights Reserved, just like it is if you publish an addon on Curse or WoWI without an explicit license.
Mar 15th 2010 4:37AM I guess it's time for me to reply eh? Here goes...
"I also feel that a lot of the drama over this issue could have been completely avoided if Tekkub had communicated with his community of users before Tourguide was taken offline."
The first rule of signed and notarized legal contract is 'You don't talke about signed and notarized legal contract.' As soon as I had the green light, I talked about the whole situation... at length. Any contract like this has a confidentiality clause.
For the people who don't believe Zygor that he will make TG public again soon... well I don't know what I can say that will make you believe him. But believe me, one way or another TG will be back sometime in the future. I did my damnest to ensure that before I entered into this.
The WoW-Pro thing.. I'm honestly not sure what to say. I'd been watching their big comment thread on the whole thing after the announcement was made, and it really sounded like they were going to switch to their own internal guide addon. The guys over there seemed to be saying that while they might not agree with what happened, they understood my position. It sounded like they were going to make their own addon, then this rebranded version of TG popped up. It seems odd that they essentially did what dugi did. I'm not exactly pissed at them for doing it... just confused.
Oh and P.S. WoW-Pro guys... do you just edit the same post over and over again? It makes reading the comment threads very hard, they become very long and refer to stuff that has since been deleted or rewritten. Maybe that's why I'm so confused.