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On Tue, 2016-08-16 at 23:38 +0200, Eric Maeker wrote:
Firstly, excuse me for beeing so quiet these past few months.
I wanted to inform you that the FreeMedForms project is still alive
and will release soon a 1.0 version after one year of testing and
That's good to know :)
I intend to continue maintaining it in Fedora - so we've got that
The project has just been forked by Jérôme Pinguet. The code and
are actually reproduced on one other website (a copy/paste effort).
As he tells me, he wanted to have his own soft for his commercial
activities and that he will ignore open source users comments and
The FreeMedForms community will not support this fork and some
members of the community asked me to bannish Jérôme Pinguet. Nothing
is done yet. All his access to the community servers, wiki, forum,
repositories are currently removed. I think he stole private data
Ah? Is there any evidence of this - it's worth investigating - what
sort of data would this be? (The community needs to be extremely
careful while making such claims.)
There is a threat, he will probably not respect the GPL license
Open source can lead to such a situation, I hope we will find the
best way to figure this. For sure, the FreeMedForms project is still
alive and will pursue its efforts !
I ran into https://freemedsoft.com/
. This makes me think Jerome intends
to use the support based business model, which, quite frankly, is OK -
it's extremely common. He's also contributed to freemedforms, so it
isn't really him stealing - the code is open source after all. As long
as he continues to contribute, I don't see much harm. In fact, it may
help FreeMedForms gain a wider audience :)
I haven't spoken to him personally, of course, and assuming that you
have, you may understand his ideas and plans better.
I do agree that duplication of the website and forum etc. without
giving due credit to the original project is not the best way to go
Still, I'd suggest giving him ample time to explain himself before
making a decision.
Please do let us know if we can help in any way.
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"
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