Discussion Team Xecuter Attempted to Bribe RetroNX Developers

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Huntereb, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Huntereb
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    You can't make this shit up. They offered over $6,000 to the RetroNX team to stop all development and pick back up re-branded exclusively under SX OS. A violation of LibRetro's license and illegal. Based @m4xw and @natinusala not falling for TX's tricks!
     
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    Even TX knows .XCI loading, Stealth Mode, and EmuNAND is not enough to rake in the dough.
     
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    I wouldn't really call that a "bribe."
     
  4. iriez

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    M4XW is the real deal, does it all for the community.

    Im really happy to see such morally aligned individuals contributing to open source projects, even when there is money on the table to be taken.

    Lets not forget all the other libretro devs! There's an entire team dedicating their time for our personal enjoyment.

    FYI - this is not surprising, TX has tried this many times in the past. Here's one particular episode I was involved in -

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-memoir-team-hyperx-liteon-encryption.194333/
     
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  6. Huntereb
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    They offered him over $6,000 to make the OpenGL-Enabled builds exclusive to SX OS. How is it not a bribe to offer money to a trusted member of the scene in order to influence them into moving a completely open-source project exclusively onto a closed-source trash software?
     
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    Lol typical of them, hope this gets on the frontpage !
     
  8. Whole lotta love

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    fuck that shit. capitalism sucks!
     
  9. Hanafuda

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    It's called a job offer.

    I'm not taking sides - I haven't undertaken Switch modding yet, don't know if I will. Don't really care one way or the other about this drama. But there's nothing wrong with being in business to make money. And sometimes that includes acting competitively.
     
  10. m4xw

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    I got explicitly told to stop working on opensource projects.
     
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    you probably should've mentioned that $6000 in the original post lol.
     
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  13. Huntereb
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    It's called a violation of Retroarch's license and illegal. Please read the definition of a bribe before claiming it means something completely opposite.
     
  14. Unleanone999

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    They should focus first on fixing their buggy 2.0 os rather than wasting money bribing people.
     
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    Wow, that's crazy, didn't think they would stoop this low
     
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  16. m4xw

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    6k isn't much in this profession
     
  17. Huntereb
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    It's still a nice detail to include. ;)
     
  18. McWhiters9511

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    Maybe not, but I still feel like it is pretty important to add when it's stated as a bribe. Without the money, it'd seem like a suggestion they're trying to push lol.
     
  19. lufeig

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    you gotta be kidding. that's definitely not a bribe.

    this is very common to happen in some areas. you work for company A. company B wants you in their team. they make you an offer.

    that's the way it is.
     
  20. DollyWhipDoll

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    Saw this about 30 something minutes after it was posted on Twitter. Just when you thought those trifling cretins couldn't slither any lower...

    By the way, The Libretro Team has a patreon. https://www.patreon.com/libretro
     
  21. Huntereb
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    It would also be illegal to violate the license behind Libretro's software, at least, in a first-world country. Hardly a valid excuse in this case. This is a bribe, don't try changing the definition to suit your preferences.
     
  22. DollyWhipDoll

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    Anything trying to call this a 'job offering' or 'not a bribe' = InstaIgnore.

    Seeing as how those things have been around for years, there's no telling how many 'employees' they have on this board.
     
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