Recently it came to my attention, that the multi-user seat-reservation app has been re-distributed by Mr. Farmer as so called “Open Source” code – which it certainly isn’t and never was. Until now the application has only been licensed for one single site. This license has been retracted.
Mr. Farmer only holds rights to the masks theme & some back-end customizations -
While I still holds the copyright to the basic application and it’s live-monitoring.
A copyright has been filed, just in case any questions may arise, who originally authored it.
The redistribution happened without authorization – and without any recompense for the author.
The application has been bundled by Mr. Farmer with an abandoned project’s code – he unpacked it’s source-code and removed the copyright notice in about twentyfive cases – while he was telling his clients it is so called “open source” code, which he “maintains”… while he is actually distributing other people’s intellectual property to clueless people – which probably even think, that they support “Open Source” – while they just fund some ´copy & paste artist instead of the author.
I’m actually quite upset, because I’m supporting Ubuntu, WordPress and other GPL projects.
Ordinary only the original author can release something the the public domain -
By removing the copyright notice, it doesn’t get “Open Source” in any way.
A properly produced revision will be released until Mid 2013 as openCart module, WordPress Plugin and as Standalone application. Currently the localization supports English, German, French and Italian (I might give discount to native translators / proof-readers).
Please have understanding, that support for osCommerce technology has been closed for quite a while, simply because it’s obsolete and does not meet the required environment at all.