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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2007, 07:45:25 PM »
Woot! SMF RULES!!!

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2007, 02:49:37 PM »
Great news... keep going on... :)

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2007, 11:10:44 AM »
Yeah, good on yous, i think we need to get rid of our pathetic rivals such as phpbb *snigger* :D so world domination it is!
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2007, 11:03:38 PM »
Why is that?

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2007, 11:09:40 PM »
without competition theres less emphasis for SMF to improve over anything.

 
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2007, 12:53:04 AM »
Is the LLC a 501(c)(3) non-profit?
If so it should get some free google advertising.
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2007, 03:02:11 AM »
No it is not 501c3
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2007, 07:18:42 PM »
True about that.

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2007, 03:35:02 PM »
without competition theres less emphasis for SMF to improve over anything.

 
fair enough but the emphasis was on the fact that smf's rivals are pathetic...
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2007, 04:31:04 PM »
fair enough but the emphasis was on the fact that smf's rivals are pathetic...

I wouldn't say that. All the other board systems have some cool parts and certainly are better at some things than SMF is. The drive to be as good in all these little parts is what keeps SMF developing and improving.
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2007, 04:37:03 PM »
just accept the compliment :) lol
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2007, 06:45:21 PM »
just accept the compliment :) lol
lol thanks :)
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« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2007, 05:28:31 PM »
its seems you are celebrating with a new site design, it looks nice....

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2007, 06:39:56 AM »
its seems you are celebrating with a new site design, it looks nice....
This is an old post - It was posted in November 2006. The new site design was more recent ;D
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2007, 06:51:18 PM »
What state is the LLC registered, and can I have links to find out more about the managing bodies of this new LLC? Also if there is no intent to go commercial why is this not a 501(c)(3)?

Sorry to be noise but this is smelling allot like IPB, they made a new LLC and announced a new version right before going paid.

I am not an angry user just looking for some info so I know the future of my board of choice.
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2007, 06:58:10 PM »
Keep in mind that this announcment is nearly 8 months old now, and a few releases, and one major release (1.1) have come through under the new LLC. 

Arizona is the state it is registered in.

I would like to point you in the direction of a few things.  Firstly, our team values.  We hold ourselves to these values, they are our bible, if you will.  One of which states that we will always offer a fully functional, free version of our software. 
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/values.php

Also check this out about why we think free is better:
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/whyfree.php

If you are looking for more information I would recommend sending an email to info@simplemachines.org

Also, on a personal level, I can understand the thoughts regarding IPB, i can see also where the situations were similar.  Simply put, SMF is free.  It will always be free -- our own goals allow for nothing other. 

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2007, 08:06:22 PM »
Keep in mind that this announcment is nearly 8 months old now, and a few releases, and one major release (1.1) have come through under the new LLC. 

Arizona is the state it is registered in.

I would like to point you in the direction of a few things.  Firstly, our team values.  We hold ourselves to these values, they are our bible, if you will.  One of which states that we will always offer a fully functional, free version of our software. 
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/values.php

Also check this out about why we think free is better:
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/whyfree.php

If you are looking for more information I would recommend sending an email to info@simplemachines.org

Also, on a personal level, I can understand the thoughts regarding IPB, i can see also where the situations were similar.  Simply put, SMF is free.  It will always be free -- our own goals allow for nothing other. 

Yeah a  few small releases, big deal, the main reason I am worried is Jeff Lewis sold his assets in Lewis Media and is no longer a part of Lewis Media and he did this around the time this new LLC was made.

Those links are good and all but they say nothing, nothing in them is legally binding, and a small name change lets them do what ever they want with future releases.

Don't take these things wrong, or misinterpret them, but rather address them.

Again I am happy with the software and honor your license and copyright, but everything about them screams going commercial at some point.

PS: I have sent about a dozen emails in the last month with no response.
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2007, 08:14:44 PM »
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Yeah a  few small releases, big deal,
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Jeff Lewis sold his assets in Lewis Media and is no longer a part of Lewis Media and he did this around the time this new LLC was made.
Jeff hasn't been directly involved with SMF for some time (years IIRC).  I have no idea what he has been doing with Lewis Media but the bulk (if not all) of SMF's involvement with Lewis Media for a good long while has been handled but Joseph.  It was Joesph who was there for the changeover and who posted this topic.

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They have been addressed, repeatidly.

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Again I am happy with the software and honor your license and copyright, but everything about them screams going commercial at some point.
I suggest getting your hearing checked then, because you are hearing things that just aren't there.

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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2007, 08:22:50 PM »
Please post publicly the corporate structure of the LLC.
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Re: Introducing Simple Machines LLC
« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2007, 08:29:44 PM »
1) Me
2) Everyone else

As of right now only Amacythe has a role in the LLC.  We kinda stalled, due to time and focusing on more demanding issues, on the discussion of what the role and responsibilities of any LLC Partners will be.