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An Explanation of what happened to Sholes.info

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by kelchm, Feb 19, 2010.

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    So, I'm sure a lot of you have heard there has been more drama in the Sholes.info camp. It sucks and I'm not happy at the way things went down. I feel like the team owes everyone an explanation, so here is my attempt to explain just what exactly happened. This is a long story and I'm making some oversimplifications for the sake of readability, but here it is.

    Background:

    Michael Purcell: ran the sholes.info website and owns the sholes.info domain
    Scott Anderson: Wrote the SMUpdater app

    I did my absolute best to have this work out amicably for all parties, but it didn't happen. I thought that Michael was going to take the high road and hand over the domain to another team member. He told me today that he had changed his mind and he "wasn't going to take the high road."

    And the 'fun' began.

    1. Today, Michael accused Scott of trying to defraud the Sholes.info developers via this post. He did not have the consent of the rest of the team in making this post. Unfortunately, it being his server, he had control.

    2. Michael demanded that Scott refund all the donation money received via purchases of SMUpdater via the Market.

    3. A number of members of the Sholes.info team, myself included objected to this idea. We proposed that we could give back excess donations back to the community via giveaways, donations to other developers, etc. We also objected to the fact that Michael made public accusations against Scott without the consent of anyone else on the team.

    4. It was at this point that things really went to pieces. Michael owns the domain and the VPS the site was on. He also was the founder of our public chat room on Freenode. So, this basically left us up a creek without a paddle. Michael decided to leave the project, took the sholes.info site offline and also took control of our public IRC channel. There is really very little we could do.

    So, in the end this is a big mess over nothing other than egos and misunderstandings. Scott Anderson did nothing wrong.

    The Good News:

    The remaining members of the former sholes.info team are hard at work getting things back up and running. Please give us a day or two to get back to where we were. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    -Vulcan (former Sholes.info team member)
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    FIRST!

    /signed
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    So, SMUpdater will still be in action?
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    Thanx guys.....

    Appreciate that :)
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    Yes! We just need some time to get everything back together. :heart:
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    Thanks! You guys are the best. Can't wait for everything to get back together.
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    I watched the whole thing unravel on irc....I'm just glad a resolution has been made by the team....sorta. Keep up the good work and I will keep testing for you guys.
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    You can now find us in #droidmod on irc.freenode.net!
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    SholesMod is being re-branded to DroidMod. DMUpdater will be updated for our premier ROM...which will look a lot like SholesMod :)
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    THank you for explaining hearing it from the horses mouth ,instead of a bunch of outsiders, help to clear a lot up. I did not expect for you all to go in such detail. But thanks again. When ever you are back in full swing be glad to purchase "droidmod updater" have no prob making another $5 donation
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    You won't have to pay again, the app will update with the new name is all.
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    So are you guys still called the "Sholes" team?
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    Maybe go with a name change...reinvent yourselves.
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    Bravo, very impressed to see how you guys handled the situation and to see we aren't losing the "sholes" team lol. I'm looking forward to the re-invention!
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    We are now known as DroidDev, with our binary releases being DroidMod. Find us on #droidmod and DroidMod
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    Yeah I know I'm a little excited too I must say :icon_ banana:
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    Awesome!! I guess that came pretty quick! lol

    So now we have to remember to call it the "Droid" ROM lol
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    Yeah lol the sholes.info website was one of the first droid bookmarks I made on my browser after discovering the droid had been rooted. It was kinda sad to delete it, but the Droidmod website now sits in its place :)
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    enough excitement for me tonight. Ima hit the sack. Again sholes team; take your time to get yourselves situated. Look forward to seeing some more of your work. I am glad you guys took the time to come on this forum to do what you did. And to camel, two weeks ago you did a good job helping us to pick up on the app when it was first released. Hopefully when you guys get it all squared away you post a thread to just keep us up to date, and if you want to avoid it from getting cluttered im pretty sure a mod/admin can keep it closed.
    So as I yawn and type, I am glad to know i do not have to worry about having to find another rom.
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    Maybe "the team formerly known as Sholes". (apologies to the artist formerly known as Prince)
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