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Samurize News : Important Information
Posted by KMDonlon on 2007/3/31 22:20:00 (11078 reads)

Just little update to this story, hope everyone had a great April Fools day


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Dear Samurize users,

Regretfully the crew would like to share some sad news, due to lack of funds all future coding of Samurize will be turned over to Stardock, our current site host. With little interest these days and the release of Vista Gadgets, Samurize has fallen by the way side to more advanced, though less configurable "widget type" applications. Stardock has chosen to not host our site for free any further thus leaving us no option but to license the remaining source code to them. This decision comes on the heels of AdamC's announcement that he will no longer have time to work on this project, real life obligations have taken him away from Samurize. Adam told crew members "With the birth of my 7th child, my water ballet accident and my second part time job, I just don't have time anymore".

We will be posting more information over the next 2 weeks as to Stardocks intentions, inside sources tell us that Samurize should continue under the direction of Frogboy, one of WinCustomize's founders and lead programmers. We also believe that Shareware licenses will cost users $59.95 USD but we are pushing for less.

Thank you for the many years of support.

The Crew





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 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/3/31 23:58  Updated: 2007/3/31 23:58

mciarlo

Home away from home
Joined: 2006/10/17
From: USA
Posts: 175
Very sad news indeed, but I hope everything works out with Adam and the rest of the crew. I just have one question. Does this mean users will need to purchase the software to continue to use it or will it be shareware from this point on?
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:20  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:20

risk3

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My guess is that the latest stable version would remain freeware (keep a copy of the installer). $59.95 does not sound like having the intention to continue Samurize when similar programs cost way less.
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:17  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:17

kilroy

Just can't stay away
Joined: 2006/5/5
From: India
Posts: 148
hmmm, i smell a prankster here!
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:18  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:22

risk3

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You have a good nose Kilroy. BTW, The original message was less polished and there was a price tag of $19.95.
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:20  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:24

mciarlo

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Joined: 2006/10/17
From: USA
Posts: 175
I get it now. April fools!
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:24  Updated: 2007/4/1 1:39

risk3

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 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 0:26  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:26

risk3

Home away from home
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... and Water Ballet is indeed a serious sport.
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 6:25  Updated: 2007/4/1 6:25

Spewed

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Joined: 2006/1/12
From: Finland
Posts: 1555
No guys, this is not a joke...
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 9:59  Updated: 2007/4/1 9:59

Em7


Joined: 2003/11/13
From: Sweden
Posts: 253
It's one thing if the site goes down, but to turn over the Samurize source code to Stardock's incompetent programmers must be a joke.

AdamC ftw.
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/1 19:33  Updated: 2007/4/1 19:33

KMDonlon

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From: Valencia, California
Posts: 3535
Happy April Fools everyone
 

 Re: Important Information

Posted: 2007/4/3 1:19  Updated: 2007/4/3 1:19

gunblazer

Just popping in
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lol. i missed the joke.

bring back the powerpuff girls! that really got me back then.
 
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