After having been served a legal notice by LanSchool, the matter has since been resolved; rather quickly at that.
I would like to personally thank Greg Wilson and Jon Erickson for helping us greatly with this issue; and I’d like to extend this thanks to Anthony Aziz, David Crow, Gianni Chiappetta, and everybody else who helped out, gave advice, or simply offered support. You guys are great!
Since we posted the original legal notice that we received, it’s only fair to continue the process of openness and transparency.
Computer Science Canada (“CompSci.ca”) and myself have always respected the intellectual property of others and taken steps to remove any content we believe to be in violation of Canada’s intellectual property laws. However, we also respect Fair Dealings and freedom of speech and will not remove content from our site when we believe it is not infringing or is covered under fair use, which I believe to be the case in this incident. As such, we are not prepared to censor the review, author’s opinions, or comments. Nor are we prepared to destroy the intellectual property of the author, in the form of the proof-of-concept source code and the compiled application “LanSchooled”.
Lawyers were dropped and this kicked off an email discussion, which is now posted on the wiki page that sparked this ordeal. The issue was quickly resolved, and both sides reconciled.
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I’ve also learned a few things from this experience.
A number of useful resources came up during the research of the situation. So if anyone else is getting in trouble over similar issues, take note.
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And as promised, since this issue did not escalate to a lawyer wielding fight, we’ve given the received donations, all $18.22 of them, to EFF.