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Re: Permanent Leave
Originally Posted by jono0007
Regarding that C&D notice, I got in contact with some people whom are highly knowledgeable on the subject and found something most interesting. The law firm that supposedly sent the C&D notice never sent anything specifically to Mr. Norris, nor did Google ask them to.
This is not to mean that I think that the C&D notice was faked (although that's certainly a possibility considering the circumstances), rather that Mr. Norris was a victim of an attempted scam for monetary gain.
With that said, I hope you all understand why the circumstances surrounding his receipt of the C&D notice are somewhat suspicious:
1) He posts software that was created by one of our advisors, sfhub, claiming it as his own (giving credit to sfhub but stealing is stealing)
2) He receives a C&D notice that was written the same day the claimed software was posted.
3) He claims that his lawyer has advised he "lay off anything pertaining to what they said in the letter" and I'll attach his exact quote here:
4) After that, he posts that he is about to release a ROM for the Optimus S. After being told to lay off anything pertaining to what they said in the letter (AKA anything related to Android)
Originally Posted by rnorris97
Now if that doesn't look suspicious what does? Just saying.
If he was really working on a ROM, good for him. I just have this funny little deja vu feeling here. Anyone remember something called Just Works ROM? Or rather, Just Never Worked Or Existed ROM? Here's a little refresher if you don't (read the whole thread, you'll get what I'm saying): Just Works ROM v1 - On Hold Until Further Notice
It's for that reason solely that posting a ROM thread before the ROM is even ready for release has become a big no-no in the Optimus S forums, especially if nobody really knows who you are or what kind of work you put out. Now I'll be the first to admit that I kinda broke that rule with HydroROM, but only because I needed beta testers (it wasn't completed, but still was a working ROM).
Now it's time to address this:
Now that is a completely ridiculous and unfounded claim. I want everyone to get ahead, but I also want everyone to follow the rules (and the law). Mr. Norris did not follow the rules. He claimed that his ROM included GO Launcher, and when asked if he got permission to include it claimed he had no idea he needed said permission. You'd think after receiving a C&D notice he'd take every possible step to make certain he wasn't crossing any lines or breaking any laws, but you'd apparently be thinking incorrectly.
Originally Posted by rnorris97
Lastly, I'm not "on top" as is claimed. Being "on top" is not a goal of mine, nor has it ever been. I simply enjoy doing what I do, which is the sole reason why I do it. The developer badge and other extra goodies? That's just icing on the cake. I'd be doing my thing even without all that. But when people don't follow the rules and/or law, that's when I feel it's my duty as a badged developer to step in and correct that. Besides, Beezy has the Senior Developer badge, not me.
This post was long and (potentially) boring, but I hope it gave you all a good idea of why I do what I do, and why I was probably a little harsh toward Mr. Norris. It was nothing personal, but refusing to follow rules and/or law is not something I can ignore.