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Started by Matthew K., March 06, 2012, 01:05:26 PM
QuoteMenu Editor Lite maliciously cripples normal function of SMF to compel payment for the commercial version, as described here:http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=470478.msg3871351#msg3871351Since the malicious behavior appears to be reversible by uninstallation of the mod, this wouldn't be a problem if the malicious behavior were disclosed. Since it is not disclosed, it is indistinguishable from any other malware that uses an extortion strategy, with malicious actions to compel victims to pay for relief.
Quote from: badon on April 21, 2016, 02:39:41 AMHere, have this nice bowl of cherries. Oh, forgot to tell you they're poisoned. You should have read the MSDS for the paint on the bowl.
Quote from: nend on April 21, 2016, 08:53:53 AMSince the bowl manufacturer didn't read the MSDS, it would be liable, not the paint manufacturer.I am not saying it is right, but from a legal standpoint they covered themselves. They don't have to make sure the bowl manufacturer reads the MSDS, they just have to make it available.I can see where the dev is coming from. The modification loads the array and probably stores it for you to modify . This may have some negative effects in that some dynamic generated menu items will have to be recoded back into the modification.I can see where your coming from, your loosing a feature that once was there to add another feature.
Quote from: badon on April 28, 2016, 10:09:30 PMWill you disclose the fact the mod will disable some features? Yes or no. You only need one word to answer that, and conclusively demonstrate your posture toward your users as either benevolent or hostile.
Quote from: Arantor on April 29, 2016, 10:16:55 PMAnd you wonder why you get the reactions you do.It's this attitude that drives people away from open source development. I have dozens of mods I could release via this site but I won't precisely because if I did I'd then have to deal with this sort of attitude, whether it was you personally or someone else.