I am a great fan of opensource software and have enormous respect for people who write these things. One I am particularly interested in is PhPLinkDirectory.com They have a link directory script there that is excellent, I use it and think its fantastic and the support given by the people in the background is second to none. My moan though is with the growing number of people who take the script and use it as thier own, then have the cheek to take the backlink down. The least we can do if we are to use opensource software is to show gratitude and it really annoys me when this happens.
The excuse people use are so feable, like, I would love to donate but I don’t have any way of paying you, nor do I have credit cards? So how do they get to host the script they just ‘borrowed’? How do they pay for thier hosts? Do they pay by beerchecks? Get out of here lamers, you are the lowest of the low. If you are prepared to take the script of someone you should have respect and leave the backlink there. And if you don’t then how dare you ask for support! I really feel like naming and shaming all the abusers of opensource software and you never know I might even use phplinkdirectory as the script!
I’ll leave the backlink there though!
Thought I’d have my say!