May 19th, 2015, 12:44
Preface; Please read the entirety of the post, before remarking in response.
About 14 years ago, I was developing a freeware FS utility, at the time being designed for FS2000. Out of nowhere, I get a letter from Mattel Inc., asking me in no uncertain terms, to abandon the project. Why? Had I stepped on a license I wasn't aware of? Had I done anything illegal? No! I was taking BUSINESS away from Mattel. Go-figure! They gave me to alternative, and the project was canceled.
This left a real sour taste in my mouth. The 'big-guy', stepping on the 'little-guy', when the little guy had virtually nothing to gain.
Well, the sour taste remains. There are certain companies, in payware FS development circles, that are doing exactly what Mattel had done. These companies hate the thought...