Friday, October 31, 2008

Some folks are really cowards!

Just today I got hold of a G1 phone. As I was searching the Android App Market, what do I see? I see that some person by the name 'Steve Coward' has copied my tutorial and packaged it as his own! He has published it as Tip Calculator on the App Market for free download.

I dont mind people using my source code, but I had expressly written in the source code that please dont redistribute this code! 

At the very least he could have given some credit to me!

I really feel that some folks dont get the meaning of tutorials, helping hands, requests to not do certain things. Very unethical!

3 comments:

ppcinfo said...

I've seen that happen from time to time. You try to help out the community, and someone wants to take credit for your work. I, for one, do appreciate your efforts in helping your fellow developers. I'm a long time Windows Mobile app developer and having tutorials to examine has helped me a lot!

Sunit said...

I am all about sharing your knowledge with others, but do feel that some credit should be given. I too have learnt via tutorials written by others. I have published tutorials for Palm OS, Java, and host of other topics here http://www.vidyut.com/sunit/

Thanks for your words.

Pedro Vicente (NeTeInStEiN) said...

I didn't like the attitude of the other guy, but keep on goin' your tutorial helped me ;-)