This is the follow up of yesterday entry RaceFlight One source code has been published and what does that mean. Before you continue I suggest reading that post first.
Another day, another drama. Or rather the same drama continues. There are two major updates on the topic of RaceFlight source code and team conflict.
RS2K states that he did not know that RF1 contained GPL code until recently (not directly tho)
Some people have asked my why I decided to release my project under GPL V3 license instead of more permissive license such as the MIT license. The simple answer is I am required to by law. It came to my attention that there was GPL base code in RF1 that was added without my consent.
rs2k RaceFlight One repository on GitHub is not available anymore
Just like expected, rs2k/RaceFlight-One is not available. It was taken down under DMCA act by request of OrangeCode. OrangeCode is apparently a company owned by Preston Garrison aka proggod. Full details of DCMA notice is available here. If TL;DR, it states that:
- OrangeCode owns copyright to RF1 code
- Kalyn Doerr aka rs2k is an employee of OrangeCode and had not right to publish the code
- OrangeCode (proggod apparently) states that "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."