Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Work Stolen

So a new flash cart called the media cart is coming out soon, and it appears they have ripped my work from DSOrganize and are now selling it in a commercial package. Not only was I not notified of this, but they are making money off of my hard work. Please pass it on not to buy this device. Video proof here. I have tried emailing them about it, but they don't even have a working email. If you look here, they were even lazy enough to include a screenshot of my original configuration.

35 comments:

Airwave said...

That sucks man, the least they could do is give you credit for your hard work.

Randy said...

thats a load of shit... I fucking hate people man

Christopher said...

dude that is sooooo messed up. How can a company do that. That's like plagarism.
Ya I'm definitely not buying that flash cart.

Christopher said...

dude that's sooooo messed up. That's like plagarism. I'm definitely not buying that flash cart.

Fenrir said...

Pretty much yours aside from sound clicks and colors. Some people are so low they cant even get their own stuff written.

Matthias said...

is your software not under the GPL? Can you do nithing against this pirates?

Nat said...

Yah now that you say something I do see the similarities. Looks like they just changed the interface a bit. The nano thing looks like a ripoff of Licks Media Player too. (and the video player is Moonshell I think). So pretty much, they just combined a few homebrew apps into their firmware. But please refresh my memory on what license you released the source code under.

Orrin said...

Yes it's pretty stupid.

note that they also ripped off moonshell (see dpg function), lick's media player, someones emulators (nes?).

The main menu looks like DSO with a custom iconset.

Orrin said...

Yes it's pretty stupid.

note that they also ripped off moonshell (see dpg function), lick's media player, someones emulators (nes?).

The main menu looks like DSO with a custom iconset.

Rebel_n00b said...

Oh snap! I will watch the video next time im on a computer.

Nat said...

If it was under GPL they will have to release the sourcecode. The only problem you will have is certain countries (like China) will not honor lawsuits for licensing issues on software. Your best course of action will be to discourage people from buying the cart. I have created a forum signature image to protest the company. Paste this into your signature to help the cause:

Method 1:
[IMG]http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1408/antimediacartfq2.jpg[/IMG]

Method 2:
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1408/antimediacartfq2.jpg

Xoshi said...

That really sucks... badly... I completely agree with you taking the source off the website, considering it was used for the exact reason you didn't release it earlier for.

Anonymous said...

man, that sucks. Damn thiefs just nicking other people's hard work. I'm absolutely not gonna buy that, and prevent others of buying as well as far as i can.

Fools

Bi0h4z4rdMX said...

Domain name: MEDIACART.cc

Administrative Contact:

Blake Huang (hkshuang@hotmail.com)
+886.35632679
Fax:
No.39, Alley 14, Lane 452, Baoshan Rd.
Hsinchu, 300
TW

Technical Contact:

Blake Huang (hkshuang@hotmail.com)
+886.35632679
Fax:
No.39, Alley 14, Lane 452, Baoshan Rd.
Hsinchu, 300
TW

Registrant Contact:

Blake Huang (hkshuang@hotmail.com)
+886.35632679
Fax:
No.39, Alley 14, Lane 452, Baoshan Rd.
Hsinchu, 300
TW

Dragon042 said...

Oh man... this is really bad... I'm sorry! I've always liked using DSO, and I support it! You have my word in that I will not buy MediaCart.
I wonder if there is anything else we can do...

Iwakura said...

Hey Dragonminded,
I really hope things work out for you, and that you get some cut or some sort of compensation for what they've done. You've probably noticed, but I made a new video concerning the mediacart, and I hope that helps.

Good luck,
Andrew

Anonymous said...

And so the dev wars begin.

Seriously though, you should have a GPL license. That version of DSOrganize looks a lot cooler. (no offense)

We could pirate them back! Steal their new version of DSOrganize and all that stuff, reverse engineer it, make homebrew not compatible with it from now on, and make it work with other carts. (Medicart firmware for MMD) That really sucks though.

Darig0n said...

Man if i was you i would be pissed.that sucks you should sue them >_>

Marc said...

I agree it sucks that they took any of your code, but why dont you do the same thing, use their graphics to enhance your DSOrganise, not being rude or nothing but their version looks slicker than yours.

They could at least give you some credit or get you to do the actual coding of their product and let you get some reward for it.

Till then they are acting like scum

TD said...

I'm wit Slize there. People Suck. We should report them to da big 'N'.

Anonymous said...

dude, yeah remove the source code. im not gonna buy it, and ill tell all my friends not to. but ouch. i would see if theres anything you can do against them to do paback. like getting it romoved from the market or something. thats defninitely a lot of your and other peoples hard work getting stolen.

Ryan said...

I swear you had it under the GPL and i also am pretty sure you are not aloud to commercially release any versions of the work, or atleast you need to make clear reference and put the source code somewhere. And this is definitly gonna get some law suits filed against. That click wheel for playing the mp3s is really going to tick off Apple...

Anonymous said...

I hope you get a nice fat check with an apology letter in the next few weeks, or there will be hell to pay.

Magey said...

Wow. This is so wrong. I'm thinking of spamming his email just because he's a dick. I wish you the best in getting this product removed from the market DragonMinded.

Taris said...

i support this boycott! :o

Thanks Bi0h4z4rdMX, I'll send these dopes some emails, find a phone card and give em a call. Note that they're hotmail accounts, so you know it's not a legit company.

MAIcrosoft said...

Even the website is a ripoff from the m3adapter.com website's slot-2 devices page LMAO

Vincent said...

Its not funny what they have done.
Succes!

Guyfawkes said...

I just posted about this on emuholic.com. I have advised people not to purchase the cart and if they spot any stores selling it to inform them of this post.

Anonymous said...

wow. their site is down. has anyone else read the message? this is what their website says.
Announcement

MediaCart was designed by an outsourcing RD team, and Vendor is asking now design partner to make sure all their codes meet the open source spirit.

Vendor totally agrees that all original workers shall be given their due credits.

Vendor will STOP all the promotion and sales activity before confirming the product meets all the open source spirit.

Vendor are actively contacting the open source code owners that we know to sincerely cooperate with them. And this we will do to all other owners once our outsourcing team reports their identity to us.

Vendor are sorry for what we missed before, and are working to make it up now.
looks like their down for a while. apparently someone screwed up big time

Dragon042 said...

Looks like MediaCart realized their wrongdoings?

http://www.mediacart.cc/

Anonymous said...

hm, just let us hope they'll stick to this changed mindset and keep the open source developers in the loop.

Anonymous said...

Well, first of all I guess I should say congratulations on having ( at least in the card manufacturer's eyes ) the organizer on the DS most worth ripping off.

Glad it all got worked out and they righted their wrongs, that's pretty uncommon when dealing with a foreign company.

-KFM

Siebe (alientools) said...

You should call the police for this and let them pay for what they done They don't even asked for it and they say they maded it by themself those stupid mediacart i hate that cowards!

Kevin said...

well their site is down now...

MystBoy said...

do you know something about what happened with the media cart??
my dad is a Lawyer in austria may be he can do something for you...
or was the "Media kart" project cancled?

pls. write to me...
mystboy666@gmail.com