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Mosfet.org: Future Technology tries to shut down mosfet.org and the Liquid style for KDE

Oct 29, 2001, 05:08 (20 Talkback[s])
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"After a couple months, I understandably removed Future Technologies' name from my software such as Liquid. They never paid for it. I placed a note on the Changelog stating that their name was removed because they never paid my paychecks. All true stuff. Since then Dr. Giovanni has been sending me nasty emails, even going so far as threatening me with hell ("Now all the KDE people and the world knows that I don't pay you. I will pray that god give you want you deserve.") ;-) Sorry, but this is what you get when you screw over people who are supposed to be working for you, don't pay them their paychecks, then lead them on for months. What people like this don't realize is that their employees depend on them to pay their rent, bills, and do silly things like buy food. You can't continually promise to pay their salary for months, knowing that you can't, and expect goodwill from them.

That brings us to the present. I so far have refused to remove the comment on the Liquid style's changelog because it is completely true and is totally legal and legitimate for me to make such comments. Nonetheless since they don't want people to know they cannot meet their obligations to pay their employees, they are trying to shut down mosfet.org.

As of Sunday, 10/28/2001, Dr. Giovanni of Future Technologies has requested that the web host for mosfet.org shut down my site or he will contact lawyers in the US on Monday. Thankfully, these threats are groundless and the host for mosfet.org has refused so far. I originally put up a copy of the email from Future Technologies here, but it has been recommended that I take it down for the time being. I would like to thank my website hosts for their understanding."

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