No fox, no job, no future?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ivan, Feb 27, 2016.

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  1. Brian_Damage

    Brian_Damage Member

    Just wanted to add my name to the long list of users who have appreciated the development team's work, and to wish you all well with whatever happens next.

    If 'next' turns out to be the release of a product which offers the same functionality as AnyDVD HD, then I will certainly be interested in it.

    An equivalent product for a RaspberryPi might also be of interest.
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  2. zapdoing

    zapdoing Member

    :oops:You are right, DrinkLyeAndDie!
    Opened a new thread for Raspberries and similar devices.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
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  3. mediacowboy

    mediacowboy Member

    Still getting caught up on the thread but I know of two license that would support the fox coming back.

    I do have some IT knowledge and I would like to say if this software does come back do not have one location. Split it among two or more servers in different area's of the world.
  4. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Very interesting...and does point to a management decision to stop and Antigua's willingness to seemingly harass the owner. He seems to have just thrown up his arms and left, leaving employees in the lurch. Given what is apparently owed to everyone, this could be a blessing of sorts...the intellectual property and assets seem to be up for grabs, assuming there are no outstanding debtors. Under a proper winding down of a company, the IP and other assets would be properly accounted for (I'm assuming Slysoft was not incorporated). To date, it seems more like a hit and run with everything left on the table. Again given the previous decentralization of Slysoft, this is likely not a surprise; nobody knows where anybody is, unless there is a money trail.

    Great read..thanks for the link!
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

  6. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    Digital Signatures, e.g. on AnyDVD executable, stated SlySoft, Inc..
  7. mbarnstijn

    mbarnstijn Well-Known Member

    I would also pay annually, monthly, or whatever it takes to continue the projects started by SlySoft. I've been very happy over many years with SlySoft products and with their support. Go, team, go!

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  8. s-bat

    s-bat Member

    Been a fan of what you guys have accomplished with AnyDVD HD from day one and whatever you might cook up being it software or some crazy Rasberry build I'll be in the que to buy it.
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  9. Frumpalumpoulus

    Frumpalumpoulus Active Member

    This is the old "closed source is more secure because the code is hidden" argument that doesn't hold water.

    We can assume that AACS's technical crew already decompiles AnyDVD and other similar software, analyzes what it does, and creates countermeasures. The proof is the evolution of Blu-ray copy protection over the years.

    I only advocate releasing the source if the developers decide not to proceed. AACS will continue adding new countermeasures to their Blu-rays regardless. If development stops, then revealing the source will allow many developers to view it and learn about it.

    What is better: a dead, closed-source program, or an out of date open-source program that can inspire thousands of developers to fight back against AACS? We make progress by standing on the shoulders of giants, not by reinventing the wheel.
  10. e143slime8

    e143slime8 Well-Known Member

    Having owned a "lifetime" license, you have my support.
  11. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'd say worry about that when the time comes. With respect to the closed source argument, many will agree with you while many will not. Your opinion is your opinion. Regardless, that's definitely not an argument we really need to have and most definitely not here. At the end of the day I believe the developers and all the other important people who worked for Slysoft will do what they feel is best and whatever they decide should be supported.
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  12. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I wouldn't assume anything.
  13. CrescentMoon

    CrescentMoon Member

    They can reverse engineer AnyDVD, however that's only the client. They don't know how the server side decrypter works though.
    Just noticed: Nice :)
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  14. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    Lovely. A nice new home! :)
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  15. mechanic1244

    mechanic1244 New Member

    If James decides to revive the software I will support it and repurchase the software
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  16. LogicDeLuxe

    LogicDeLuxe Active Member

    If AnyDVD is to be renamed, then the obvious choice should be AnyDisc, since it supports more than DVD for quite some time now.

    If there would be a Linux version, just don't limit it to the Raspberry pi then. I'd hate it when I have to use a mobile USB drive with it. I have much more faith in the reliability of a regular 5.25" drive.

    While I like the irony in it, I don't think that would be a realistic choice. Why use a generic top level domain anyway? They all belong to some company which easily could shut it down. A country code top level domain, as we apparently now have, is the way to go.
  17. robtcjm

    robtcjm Member

    You have my support 100%
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  18. walris

    walris Well-Known Member

    Although I am a longtime lifetime user, I would gladly repurchase to support James and the ex-Slysoft employees.
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  19. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    Looks like the ball is rolling, slowly but surely, Brazil I believe. BTW, had to log out of "old forum and relog in to this one.....
  20. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    no brazil, Belize ;)
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