Pinball Designers... Please listen!


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    #147 6 months ago

    So for anyone taking notes, I guess we can add "don't steal others' code" to the list of recommendations to pinball designers.

    #152 6 months ago
    Quoted from jonesjb:

    This topic got boring all of a sudden.

    I don't know, I'm in the process of designing my own electronics and software for my own machine, so I geek out at learning the details of others. And for the record, mine is much more of a WTF kludge than PinHeck lol

    And besides, the interesting part is that it looks like we can add yet another pin manufacturer to the list in possible legal trouble for intellectual property violations. How many are we up to now?

    #156 6 months ago
    Quoted from PinSinner:

    What a load of rubbish. There would be nothing to gain by either party taking the matter any further. In fact there would be everything to lose. I think everyone should just move on and get back to making great pinball.

    It's not my call whether they should pursue it or not, that's up to Ben and his team, and it sounds like it's not a big deal to them. That's fine! Good for them! But when you have yet another company that refuses to acknowledge that they stole the design without either paying or giving a thanks, that's a problem for the industry. Why not just say "hey, you put together a good system and it was open source, so we used it. Thanks! " Claiming credit for others' work or making some ridiculous claim that the pinball code was provided by Microchip (or whoever they fumbled their way to) doesn't earn you my business.

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