Feeling pissed off

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Alain MauerAlain Mauer 02/26/2018 at 21:0815 Comments

I'm really feeling pissed off, when I see people using my designs and try to sell them as their idea.

This guy makes a nearly 100% copy of my Data Glass and only after I send him an email he added "inspired by Alain^s Projects". just inspired, really ???????

I think that's not the way open source should work. If you use the work of someone else, the minimum is to mention this person and set his website link in the description.

The only thing which calms me down, is that it is still my invention and other people will know it.


starkpeter85 wrote 07/14/2020 at 12:51 point

Don't worry about, the other copyers. this thing is YOURS.

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jdtechnologies2023 wrote 06/05/2018 at 14:39 point

I saw this on another video and i thought it was an awesome idea! I´m really sorry people are like are a genious! i would like to build my own someday, it would make my job so much easier!

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JVS wrote 04/24/2018 at 22:59 point

Is this a-hole actually trying to sell these? 

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ArsenioDev wrote 03/13/2018 at 21:21 point

I got irratated that he blatantly misrepresented what the capabilities of that system are. good god those VFX imply HIGH RES COLOR display with perfect representation. LMAO as if 

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Morning.Star wrote 03/01/2018 at 06:38 point

So sorry to hear about this, Alain. The little ****er! Unfortunately Creative Commons etc only goes so far. Most HaD'ers would ask permission before trying something similar, but outside all you can do is send him a cease and desist and then back it up with litigation.
Sadly this is what Open Source means now it has quality work like yours in it.
I hope he gets a Karmic Comeuppance for his pains, it feels awful when some monkey dirties your work with their paws...
OK, so there's a few copies of your idea floating around. Yours is still the original and the best.
If we all concentrate *really* hard at the same time, maybe we can make his hot-gun catch fire. He deserves nothing less... ;-)

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Alain Mauer wrote 02/27/2018 at 06:12 point

Thanks to the hackaday community for the support. That feels good.

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Patrick Ambli wrote 02/27/2018 at 00:28 point

I glad you saw him I just came from YouTube after clicking on a thumb nail of smart glasses that look oddly familiar. I like it how not only did he lie about it being his idea but there is no way he build it for "under 10 dollars"

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Alain Mauer wrote 02/27/2018 at 05:59 point

I know. yesterday I was a little bit upset, but I am building stuff for my personal satisfaction and he will never have this feeling with this attitude.

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David H Haffner Sr wrote 02/27/2018 at 00:16 point

That is a shame when there are those out here that just can't come up with something creative or innovative on their own, it's the same mentality I've seen from students buying term papers in order to "pass" exams.

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Alain Mauer wrote 02/27/2018 at 06:01 point

You're right, and he will never have the satifaction, I had, of building this ;)

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Ted Yapo wrote 02/26/2018 at 22:47 point

I hear your anger and frustration about this.  It's a blatant rip-off of your project.  The only thing he demonstrated was that he *may* be competent to work on an assembly line building your designs :-)

But here's a slightly different perspective.  This kind of thing is the cost of open-source hardware.  You get some cheater trying to pass your design off as his.  It sucks. But, compare this to the cost of closed source hardware.  In that case, you have people (a) taking out patents on their design and stifling innovation and/or (b) keeping elements of the design hidden so that end users aren't free to use their own property in any way they wish.

It's unfortunate that you personally end up paying the cost for open development, but trust me, as a member of society that ultimately benefits from your efforts, I appreciate it :-)

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Alain Mauer wrote 02/27/2018 at 06:08 point

Yesterday I was a little upset when I saw that there are people who simply sell ideas as theirs. He can make millions with it, I do not want his money but the recognition would have been nice.

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TheotherMike wrote 02/26/2018 at 21:34 point

Indeed ! I saw it on YT some hours ago. I thought: "Hey, he has done a (bad) copy !

Do not mind, there are billions of these people.

Nevertheless, there are still some people (me too!), and we do highly appreciate the work of the genius ones like you. You´re showing your work and efforts, you´re showing others how to tackle difficulties and inspire us. That´s something you can be really proud of! So do not mind the stupid. Being stupid is easy.

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Alain Mauer wrote 02/27/2018 at 06:04 point

Thank you, He could have even have created a company with my idea. I have no problem with it but to adorn oneself with borrowed plumes is not Ok :

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JVS wrote 04/24/2018 at 23:04 point

Why don't you make a company with this Alain? you could start selling kits or something, maybe you go big and get to retire young haha.

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