looking to pay for a small project

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  1. calthephenom
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    calthephenom GBAtemp Regular

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    hey everyone, i'd be willing to pay $5 USD for someone to take my current source, and, using only libpng (no grrlib, lwsprite, or lwgui) create someone along the lines of this
    [​IMG]
    here's my current source
    http://pastie.org/993298
    anyone willing to?
     
  2. snikerz

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    5$? I laughed [​IMG] No one's gonna work on this for 5$. Pay 500$, and someone may do it for you [​IMG]
     
  3. calthephenom
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    you'd be suprised how many 15 year olds with no jobs on summer vacation would be willing to do this. i'll even say screw the song stats, and resort to button input to stop the song
     
  4. giantpune

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    dont be a douche. you have copied somebody else's code verbatum. http://wiibrew.org/wiki/MiniMP3_Player somebody was nice enough to give you source code for their program and you act like a little kid and claim it as your own work.
     
  5. monkat

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    Wow, OP. You give a bad name to open source development.
     
  6. kai445

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    If he wants to rip it off wholesale, I dont think the original author really gives a crap, otherwise he would have probably assigned it a formal license... I suppose you could argue that it is wholly owned and copyrighted by the owner, but give me a break here, there is no moral high ground, it's just basic example code, as I understand it a "take it and learn" type of thing.

    It links to what, libogc? What license is that even under?
     
  7. giantpune

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    the dourcebag move is saying "here is my source...". i dont care if its a 3 line haiku you read from the wall of a truck-stop bathroom. saying something is yours when it obviously is not is douchbaggery.
     
  8. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    (According to here, libogc is under various licenses due to its inclusion of several different libraries)

    It's not about what negative effects come out of him claiming the source code as his own, and it's not really about copyright either; like you said, the author probably doesn't care about other people using the source if he/she/it/they made it open source. The problem is that credit needs to be given where credit is due. Its like entering a box of store-bought cookies into a cookie-baking contest. I'm sure Pillsbury doesn't care (however delicious their cookies may be), but whoever entered them will obviously be disqualified.
     
  9. WiiCrazy

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    come on, he says "here's my current source"... he doesn't say "I wrote the whole program"..
    and he doesn't claim something big like WiiMc or similar...
     
  10. kai445

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    Okay, lets give a more ... basic... example [​IMG].

    ' gbatemp.bas
    CLS
    PRINT "HELLO WORLD"
    END

    Alright, so we got ourselves a nice beginners tutorial. Look, it clears the screen and displays text! No license there, released for people to learn from. Drawing from this as an analogy... If he went "Hey, I want someone to code me a rewrite of this, but displaying "hello world" using the draw command instead of print... I'm willing to pay someone $5. Do you really think he needs to attribute anything to the original author? Is that really necessary?
     
  11. MattJ

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    Necessary? No.

    However, it is morally the right thing to do. If I used someone's code, no matter how little, I would credit them for it.
     
  12. tueidj

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    If it was my code I wouldn't want to be credited after cal got done with it.
     
  13. calthephenom
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    wtf...i wasn't trying to steal it. i gave credit for the source on my Wiibrew project page. i didn't claim it as my own, at least, not intentionally. i just claimed my modifications as my own. probably my fault for not giving credit in the first post
     
  14. rikuumi

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    5$ HAHA.. Seriously..
     
  15. Sayargh

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    Pfft, $5. I've been paid hundreds for doing much less than this before.
     
  16. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    If it's only worth $5 to you, why bother asking someone else to do it for you?
     
  17. monkat

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    I'm not saying its a lot of moneys, but its not like making a GUI is that difficult. It's probably going to be the easiest thing anyone would commission...I honestly can't think of anything smaller than that worth anything...the only thing that might be difficult is that for some reason you're restricted to libpng and nothing else....
     
  18. exangel

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    that's not even nearly worth an hour's work of minimum wage in your state.

    if you're suggesting that this project is worth less than an hour's wages,

    and that it's not very difficult,

    you're better off doing it yourself.

    edit: bah, it's 2 AM and i'm tired, i interpreted the previous post as being from the OP. since I don't know what state the OP is in this statement doesn't quite apply..
     
  19. bushing

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    I'd love to be able to post something constructive here, but I really can't. You cobbled together some code you don't understand, and of course you have no clue why it doesn't work. The original code (which you did not credit) had some bad bugs -- but you didn't bother to understand it well enough to see them -- and you added more.

    So, instead, all I can say is that stuff like this makes the baby Jesus cry:

    Code:
    if ((st.st_mode & S_IFDIR ? "DIR":"FILE")=="FILE") {...}
    [...]
    printf(30,files[i]);
     
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