Rule number 1 on using Open Source Software:"Every Open Source Software is a LAND MINE"
Use it at your own risk.
Excellent point. Thus I am no longer using WinSCP, I will not donate to this project again, and I am no longer recommending it to my customers.
Your company earns for millions of dollars by utilizing a software that was made by another person. Man, you are a SCUMBAG. Why don't you CREATE your own program and USE it to earn money.
Linux = Free. If you would like I can provide you with many diffrent links to it. If you have ever surfed the web though I am sure you have encountered it. It is commonly used by many of the Fortune 500 companies, most of which do not pay for it.
As for creating my own programs, I do. That is exactly what I was saying in the previous post. I normally write and use Linux for everything I do avoiding Microsoft in most cases. However that is my own preference and quite honestly its not the choice of many people. So I have to provide them with some means of having their computer understand simple RFC's without having to use cmd.exe. End users, especially Microsoft Certified Software Engineers (giggle) dont like not having a GUI to work with.
See above, I have donated to this project in the past. I have also donated to approximately 200 other Open Source projects in the past and I have assisted in creating code for at least 5 others that I have never been paid for or even asked for any kind of compensation other than the recognition that I had worked on the project to make someones life a little easier.
Sure, you already donated but do you think it is enough to keep a person's expenses while creating a program as robust as this? Also why don't you help the creator if you say you can assist?
Well that is the point of donating I believe. See, I dont know for sure but last time I checked Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium full version costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $400. Since that alone contains some amazing amount of .exe files, I believe that purchasing this one .exe file would equate to somewhere around $1 (not that I donated a dollar, that is not the point but I am sure you will harp on me for saying that). In other words, it is not my responsibility to pay his rent, but because he created a good program, I am willing to help contribute to his lively-hood to a small degree. As for helping him further, this program is not written in a language that I am familiar with, nor do I wish to become familiar with it. Currently other programing languages pay my bills such as Java and PHP.
Same as the top comment. Want me to repeat it to you Mr. I AM SO GREAT AT PROGRAMMING?
I mean really, I did not start to even imply that I was some great programmer. But I see that my arguments have somewhat flustered you. I guess that the truth hurts.
Same as 2nd comment, CREATE YOUR OWN PROGRAM IF YOU ARE SO DAMN GOOD AT IT! Not utilize someones program.
Rule 1 of programing: Do not reinvent the wheel. WinSCP is not the only program that provides the same functionality. I choose not to link or mention the alternatives out of respect for the programmer here. However, I also will not write my own simply for that reason. And I have created other open source projects in the past when the necessity presented itself.
DON'T CARE about it.
Good, the original response was not directed at you so you should not care.
I know that there are leeches like me that use your program and earn money for it but don't think that we are ungrateful for your program(Specially SCUMBAGS that complaint alot about it). I apologize to you for all the people that acting up like they bought your program. I hope that you keep up the good work and more power to you.
I think you have the wrong impression here sir. I am quite grateful for it and as I stated I have donated in the past to this specific project. In fact, I believe that WinSCP is one of the best pieces of Windows software that I have seen in quite a long time. What I do not like is that there was an addon to the program that installed what some people and organizations consider to be malware and or spyware. I then expressed my opinion to the programmer and the reasons for that opinion. I am sorry that you do not agree, however I still have to live with the consequences of recommending this software to someone that DID have it pop up as adware where Martin does not. If you like the adware and want to give him the money, then please feel free to use the previous versions with it installed. Or even better, stop being a leech and donate so that he will get what he deserves
and discussions (I've been civil I would appriciate if you would be too) such as this would not even be a possibility in the future. I personally will not, and will not recommend the software again even to clients that might have paid for it.
In case you missed it, the reason he put OpenCandy in the software was because he believes (rightfully so) that he should get some benefit from his work. Additionally, last I checked, WinSCP is in fact licensed under the GNU Public License, the same license that Linux is using (unless he is using v3 which he may be). Kind of ironic that you are throwing around innuendos and accusations about Open Source Software when the very software youre doing that for is using that license don't you think?