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[quote=jsnj] [quote=ShareBird] Firstly I would like to apologize for the time that I needed to post an answer here. My computer was broken and unfortunately this caused a backlog of emails to answer and things to do. I actually received in the meantime, two emails from developers related to this issue. I'll answer them here. I want to say also that I thought for some time on this issue. I have absolutely nothing against this project, which has my deepest admiration; much less against the theme's developers community here. I have a very good friend (whom I miss a lot) that has long time developed a number of themes for K-Meleon. What I am absolutely against it is the general idea that everything that exists on the net can be used, all that is needed is to give credits. I obviously did not know jsnj, and now, knowing his reputation as a developer, I think even worse than that kind of mentality is so pervasive that even a developer like jsnj thinks so... I would like to briefly tell the story of Silvermel and what was my attitude toward this work. When I had the idea of modifying Charamel for my own use, giving it grays, I thought the only thing I needed was to modify the CSS font colors and backgrounds. Unfortunately the result was horrible. I had to study every bit from Charamel and change all the graphics, because all of them had shadows according to Charamel's colors. Some of the graphics I've needed to practically recreate, drawing them in vectors to modify them properly. Those graphics are actually what you are using in your theme... As I thought the work was good enough that maybe someone would also like to use it, I've first asked Alex for permissions to post it on the forum. Alex didn't give me permission and this was ok for me. He told me that I could share with my friends, what I did. For many years Silvermel was used by a circle of about 50 people, to whom I sent updates via email. During this time, there was never a Silvermel file on the net. I guess this is the correct attitude regarding use of others material... I've only released the theme and took the maintenance from Charamel, because Alex asked me to do so, more than four years after I've began with his work. So, the secondary matter on this but also very important is that it's copyrighted material. I'm obligated to protect them in my interest and from Alex. The matter of giving permissions to use the work, becomes very difficult because of the special mix of copyright in the whole work. And sorry, but I would like to express my feelings about something... Your statement that you are "helping" me with traffic on my site is quite offensive for me... It contains the supposition I'm doing this for money... I have very high costs maintaining my home page. The amount of contributions doesn't pay even those costs... So, to seal this, as for me, you don't have permissions to release any derivative of my work conforming the license at Mozilla. Feel free to share it with your friends, but please remove the files from the net. I'm pretty sure other developers aren't also happy to see their work being used on other projects without being asked for permissions...[/quote] This response does nothing but reiterate your previous posts and does nothing to clarify how Karameleon's existence can hurt you in ANY way. And I don't understand why you are deeply offended by my pointing out the fact that you ask for donations for your work. I didn't criticize you for doing so. There is nothing wrong with doing so. If you're embarrassed by that, then check your own psyche. Anyway, your wish is my command. Users can contact me directly to use this theme. There will be no link or association w/you or the original creator in any way. PEACE![/quote]
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