You have a point here. To add to the information, it was agreed between Jimmy, Ralph, Nev and me that the software was to be developed for the exclusive use with my machine. This agreement has been witnessed and has been confirmed by Jimmy in front of others.
Based on this agreement I helped Jimmy and Ralph to get the project started and later I helped them to develop it further. I do have hundreds of emails to confirm this. A lot of the software is based on my ideas and on my input as well as my efforts to "proof read" the many different versions. Important parts e.g. the full rail cut from the deck are exclusively based on my input. Other people like Nev for example had a great input too and after I started to operate the first machine, strong influence and many ideas came from those early customers like Murray Bourton for example.
After starting to sell the machines, the machine owners had a great influence in the further software development. Not all the ideas could be implemented or were actually usable but they all contributed. So, how much of the software does actually belong to Jimmy and Ralph? I do have a friend on Oahu, he is a professor for law at the University of Hawaii and I will meet with him in a few weeks.
Meanshapes, I do understand your emotions. It is quite a wake up call to find out how dependant you actually have been and how easy it can be for some people to invade your computer and privacy. I have warned you long time ago. And I can tell in great detail how it feels to get Aku'd...
Question: can someone Aku himself?
In case you want to change to Shape3D, I offer you a big discount in exchange for your APS3000 software license. This offer is valid to all APS3000 owners.
By the way, did you try SYSTEM RESTORE?www.aps3000miki.com
What is interesting is that their software is a fusion of what was requested by the many... Updates are created due to requests and issues.. So who really has the rights to the software? I say the shapers/designers that made the requests to improve the software.. I have recorded conversation between me and little bird as far as what we needed to be a winner.. So do we as machine owners really own the rights to the software? After all we helped develop it! Should we patent all the info we gave to lil bird?
Looks like you inserted yourself into this mess.
If you think volunteering information, suggestions, or playing 'Quality Control Person' on
software you are using or paid for gives you some super numero rights you are very mistaken.
Your above statement is practically an admission to what has happened here. Your legal recourses appear to be nil.
Of course this could all be much more complicated and intertwined than it appears.
Hey Otis....This is America and if an old lady can drink a hot cup of coffee ...get burned and sue Mcdonald's........................................... Who mentioned anything about legal action here?
Oh yeah I almost forgot...
Still nothing.. A very clever surfer did however create a new word for our american dictionary. The words derivitive is Hawaiian for small tuna. We use it to make poke.. A hawaiian delicacy usually served with a cold bud light.. The fish is chopped raw into delightful cubes mixed with green onion and limu (sea weed) its then showered with Shoyu (a sweet soy sauce) and sesame oil... WoooooooooW!
However this new term is much more entertaining..
You see Otis my friend " I HAVE BEEN AKU'D "
I would like to make a few additions to Kirby's new word.. AKU"D...
The act of getting screwed by someone for days.. month's or years.. An eternal never ending getting bent over..
One's persona. One who is rude, disrespectful or spoiled. You can use it like "Man I cant believe that guys AKU'DNESS"
I just got word that we will be laying off 10% of my department tomorrow I hope I dont get akud
Tomorrow came today for me. I was just given my notice. Not to bad they gave me 5 month's severance. I'm actually glad because I cant stand my boss.
So to add a few more variations to akud::::
akuder> A jack a$$ like my boss: someone who thinks they know everything and is an a$$ kissing corporate suck up.
akuding> Doing something really bad to someone for personal gain.
Man sorry to hear that Chuck.
Yesterday my friend got AKU'D by his AKU'DER BOSS. I cant believe that guys AKU'DNESS. Charles don't let the AKU'DACY get you down.. Brighter days ahead.
AKU'DACY a crudy management body and its ability to dictate unhealthy work place culture through its dictatorship and know it all mentality usually implementing draconian control tactics.
I sent the following letter to Jimmy And Ralph today:"Dear sirs,
I am writing to you on behalf of the BoardCAD Project. We are the
copyright holders of the BoardCAD software package, which we distribute
under the terms of the GNU General Public License fromhttp://www.boardcad.org. Your product, the Akushaper application,
appears to be a derivative work of BoardCAD by using the BoardCAD
Surfcad .srf file format reader source code in your application.
The only way you could have our permission to distribute copies or
derivative works of BoardCAD would be to comply with the terms of our
license, the GPL. Unfortunately, it appears that you failed to comply
with the terms of the GPL by not providing the source code of Akushaper
to the public nor licensing the machine version to all third parties as
required under the GPL and failing to to carry an appropriate copyright
Most often, such license violations are simple misunderstandings. Please
contact us within three days, and we can discuss how best to clear up
HÃ¥vard NygÃ¥rd Jakobsen
I think this calls for a new wikipedia acronym.
BITCH SLAPPED BY BOARD CAD!
I might make some shirts..
AKU'DA the act of doing something wrong and then it comes back to haunt you. A karmistic boomerang action that slaps you like a bitch.
akudism > a cult that worships the great akud spirit by bestowing harm upon others.
12k looks like we may have lost it along with our license. I wonder if they used it to develop further snoopware. I wonder if their plan was to get masses of users to download the software and then to sell their relevant info personal info to companies for marketing. I know others that have attempted this and a few it has worked for..
EX. amazon.com for the Surf world. If I download the software they know I have interest in surfboards and surfing I also would probably like shorts, t-shirts and other surf related products. They have your email when you request to download. With pattern recognition software/keystroke they could gather relevant info then sell it to big companies like a huge surf company that makes all their money off clothes.. This makes huge coin as big companies are always looking for an edge to out do each other. TARGET MARKETING!!
An unusually odd humanoid offspring of the great AKU'D Spirit that continues to make mistake after mistake. A stubborn individual who lusts for control and thinks they are safe chumming with big friends. Usually not accepted by the general populous and frowned upon by the many.
Beware they can be very sneaky and nosey. They like to know as much about you so they can run to a big company and cash in on selling them your info. Physically they lack strength and stature and when slapped down tend to run and hide.