No one should be threatening to quit over such a thing.
There is many people on both sides of the fence with this but there is no need to start calling people haters and causing a riot, as all things can be worked out through talking the issue over.
My standpoint on the whole thing is all folding is not the same, and science is not supposed to be gained by any means possible. I agree that it is the main point and its very important.
But to abuse such a service is wrong. To grossly lie and create as many accounts as you can and tax a service that was created to try to test out an upcoming service is wrong. When I talked to HP themselves they said that running F@H on their servers and running multiple accounts was a breach of their TOS and they are already in the works of locating those multiple accounts and getting rid of the unwanted load.
Lets put points and hardware and all of those other issues aside. Would you lie and install F@H on any computer you wanted without asking and say "its for the science"?
The science itself is not in question, not even if you have the hardware or not. Its the shameful and wrong way that people are going about to obtain those points.
I am very disappointed that something has not been said about making the multiple accounts before now, but people do have the right to choose when it comes to morality.
But it still does need to be brought into question with how we are wanting to portray our team? Do we want to be the team that does anything to get points.
Or do we want to be the team that does whats right even if other teams don't.
Everything can be found here: http://hpcloud.com/legal_docs
This lists the things that running F@H on multiple accounts violates.Edited by Lutro0 - 3/17/12 at 3:35pm