Since I have been banned from the AlliedModders forums forever over the DMCA I cannot reply there.
AlliedModders wrote:You have been banned for the following reason:
Since you're clearly more interested in starting a shitstorm rather than waiting for things to get resolved properly, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Date the ban will be lifted: Never
The simple fact is I've given them a month to comply with the GPL v3 and US Copyright law requirements.
GoD-Tony flat out refused to re-add the required headers which prompted the action that I had to take. I told GoD-Tony it was insufficient and that he must re-add the headers. His response was:
GoD-Tony wrote:I'm pretty sure what we have there now should suffice, and I'll consider this resolved.
No further action on his part or the part of AlliedModders showed any desire to correct this GPL and law violations. So when the deadline came I had to take action. This is the only avenue left open to me. If I don't defend the rights as an author as listed in the GPL and US Copyright law then no one else will.
Unfortunately, AlliedModders is hypocritical when it comes to enforcing the GPL. They only do so when they directly benefit from it. Not because its the right thing to do (i.e., give proper credit and comply with requirements of GPL). They banned me within minutes in 2011 over perceived violations of the GPL. Yet they let the SMAC project run for two years in non-compliance. This is just not acceptable.
So since they have re-hosted the non-compliant code and have taken no action to correct their violations I must continue down this path.
Given credit and notice where its due is a basic tenet of the OSS movement. Their action are in direct contradiction to everything it stands for.