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Sold on eBay

Posted by compactwater on October2 2007

Something many people have noticed is that free, and even open-source applications are being sold on eBay without the author’s consent (illegal, of course), but the author cannot do anything about it, because he/she has no proof that they are the creator. That’s why you should always register, or even get a license for all applications you publish to the Internet (unless you don’t care that other’s are making profit from your hard work.)

A good example will be this guy [outdated]. Selling a bot on eBay, that he himself did not create, nor did he keep it within it’s original substance. Where did this really come from? Cheat Engine Forums It’s a Gaia Online Fishing bot, created by a user named “TerryDonahugh“, and is completely open-source. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a license on his work, so there’s not much he can do about it being sold on eBay. But when making something open-source, always remember to get a license- just a simple warning to you.

Something you may want to try:
http://www.opensource.org/
http://www.creativecommons.org/

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