Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains
It is hosted on our servers and Admin has the credentials for the site, which in my eyes means we own the site.
I'm not a server/site guy so if there is something I am missing then please correct me.
Actually that is not the case. Just because you host code doesn't mean you own the rights to it. Both the company I work for as well as my personal sites are hosted by an ISP. We retain all intellectual property rights to our code, web pages, artwork, trade marks, etc. Just because you park your site on Go Daddy or the like doesn't mean that THEY own the code.
Originally Posted by hertz9753
If you host a party and someone brings a computer and links up to your network, do own that computer? No. OCN needs the code that sks72 used and permission to use the copyright for his code.
You are correct.
At the very least, OCN needs to work with someone who is actually here like axipher, and start kicking in resources to them, and hopefully get an arrangement so that if for some crazy reason he vanishes, or God forbid, is hit by a bus and killed, this sort of thing doesn't happen again.
This has been going on for nearly 3 MONTHS now. IF proper resources have been allocated, then it wouldn't be taking this long. My intent isn't about assigning blame, but rather stir the pot so that it actually gets addressed, not ignored.
During that time, I'm guessing that OCN has spent at least $10,000 on other projects (heck, the 3 $2500 "Ultimate Rigs" is $7500 of my "guess" number that OCN has kicked in), aside from carving out some hard drive space on an existing server, what has been done lately? What about the prize money that is normally set aside for Team Competition? Has that money been "converted" (since it obviously hasn't been awarded) into funds that have been spent on hiring a professional programmer (or used to entice one of the OCN volunteers and/or securing rights to that code)? Because the code that OCN is hosting isn't legally owned by them, I am hoping that OCN management is looking into contacting the owner and possibly making an offer to legally purchase the rights to that code, or at the very least, working with someone else to replace it. So ultimately, has OCN contacted sks72? Did they have a prior arrangement with him about "abandoned code"? Are they working with axipher now?
I think these are very relevant questions as to why is it taking over 3 months to get this issue fixed.
Again, I'm not looking to assign blame or anything. I'm just looking for answers. As team captains, we all have people looking to us for the answers, so we come here to the Captains Forum, to ask them and hopefully get answers so we can report back to them and keep people informed and interested.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 5/19/13 at 3:18am