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 Post subject: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:10 pm 
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The issue with Hondata was settled amicably and all other details are confidential. Big thanks to Hondata for communicating and making this possible. Big thanks to my attorney, Bennet Kelley, for his assistance. If you ever need an IP attorney in California, I can't speak highly enough of him. Intelligent, shrewd, funny, but still able to be cold and calculating when he needs to, as all truly excellent lawyers need to be.

I plan on becoming much more involved in what is going on here again (I was avoiding the site because of frustration/exasperation/etc.). I'm also actively working on restoring/upgrading the wiki. I've been doing a *lot* of development work lately, and I plan on sharing at least some of it.

I was OVERWHELMED by the generosity of site members. Around $8,500 was received total to contribute towards my legal expenses. I haven't received a final bill from my attorney, but I'm guessing will be at least two to three thousand yet to pay. The pgmfi paypal account (pgmfi@pgmfi.org) has $8.14 in it. Spare change anyone? :)

Thankyou again one and all for your support through difficult times.
-Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:43 pm 
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:shock: congrats, all its fine, continue work in this wonderfull forum


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:30 pm 
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once again the only people that profited in any way are the lawyers. :roll:

glad to hear things are settled, is the celebration party still going on? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:07 pm 
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I'm happy for you that this is finally over and pgmfi has survived. The support you have gotten is great. What exactly is ment by "limited moderator privelages"?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:13 pm 
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its good to hear its finally over.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:03 pm 
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Congrads! Glad it's all over and that the damages were not horribly huge. Also glad you didn't loose your love for this place after all this.


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:50 pm 
Glad to hear it brother!
Glad to hear of the renewed interest as well.
See yah around.
Caleb


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:49 pm 
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Congrats. Good to finally see an outcome to this.

Dave


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:36 pm 
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Congratulations!
Glad to hear this great news. Hope to see you back workin in here soon!
Fellas, maybe we could still try to help out some more on the remainder of those lawyer fees... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:09 pm 
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ifly87 wrote:
I'm happy for you that this is finally over and pgmfi has survived. The support you have gotten is great. What exactly is ment by "limited moderator privelages"?

Hondata can move posts that they feel infringe on their intellectual property or software that violates their user agreement to a private "Quarrantine" area where further discussion can happen. In the event no resolution can be had between Hondata and the moderators, a professional impartial dispute resolution service will be involved and both parties have agreed to follow any decision reached. Hondata have not been given the ability to edit or delete posts (full moderator status) everywhere on the forum.

This place was never meant to be about stealing other people's work. I think that the agreement reached helps Hondata protect their interests without imposing unduly on the autonomy of the site.

I'm really so excited that Hondata were able to agree to something that is as fair and reasonable as it is. At least I think so. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Yay! It's over!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:53 pm 
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YAY!

I guess this explains the reasons for being under the radar from pgmfi when it comes to the k development.

Hats off to you and the rest of the crew. I am expecting some paypal cash in shortly; I will divert it your way!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:29 am 
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Good to hear that you guys got it worked out. And that does sound like a fair agreement and I hope all goes well now.

To future development. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:53 pm 
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Sounds like a fair settlement. At least the moderators will be able to see what they consider to be infringing upon their rights. It just makes me feel like big brother is looking over my shoulder.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:55 pm 
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blundar :cheers:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:00 pm 
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88civichbz6 wrote:
Sounds like a fair settlement.


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Glad you have this nonsense off your back, Dave.


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