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Is Code2003 Legit?

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  4. Semi-legit

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  1. St. GIGA

    St. GIGA Member

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    Hi everyone. I recently have decided to join due to Pokemon, and yes, I borrowed my screen name from a radio station that died a decade ago. In my travels across the web I have obtained many files, some of which no longer exist in links. Some died with my first hdd, but many others have survived. I would like clarification, but otherwise, I am very tech-savvy. I am very busy, and I only use dropbox/GDRIVE, so I am thankful for this site. I promise that I can state the origin of the stuff I upload, and that the contents are valid. I have things such as 1: A utility for Pokemon Colosseum that replaces a GBA-related executable on the disc with a save injector that lets one obtain the events for RS infinitely as it has not been obtained, therefore save cloning/REGI doll farming is possible with the JP Colosseum. The zip also has a German Ruby save, with a never-before-seen, untouched-since-2003, German Channel Jirachi. I am also credited at ProjectPokemon with rediscovering the Jirachi MB files which lead to the disassembly of them after a retry caused by my actions, which ended up netting us the algorithm for it and the JP Egg events of that year... etc. I also commissioned a Shiny, Flawless, Event-like Mew to be RNG'd by @suloku , who made it so that the OT was PokePakku, with the ID number and all, which matches up with a SID of 31337 to make Mew legitimately shiny. It was done on emulator. I also have the LCD font for the Roland MT32/SoundCanvas display tubes that I extracted as ODRF_UPR_LAST.OTF

    The SEimages file is some default Fliphone wallpaper images.
    Code2003 is a font that provides VERY good multilingual support. It is made from subsets of other fonts, but NONE from the code charts. As such, the Linux Community hates it. Also, before you ask, I am NOT "Wikinger" the wiki spambot. I have never gone by that, and we are different people, in fact, I hate his vandalism and everything about what he does. While Code2000 may have been shareware during its online life, bear with me here, it had some anti-conditions to it which stated that if you could not pay the fee for any reason, you could use it freely. They are here: https://web.archive.org/web/20101122142710/http://code2000.net/code2000_page.htm

    Notice how the link is in the Wayback Machine/Internet Archive. Firstly, the site died for good sometime after Jan. 8 2011, when the domain expired and changed owners, before nuking the creator's email, as all subsequent email from that address is currently either an impersonator or spam, and currently the only method of reaching him is snail mail which is closed to outsiders as he apparently cannot or will not get mail at the listed address for the purpose of registering. The other method is joining the Unicode Consortium, which needs an entrance fee and membership dues, and then messaging Mr. James Kass, which may work, but he will probably decline, seeing as his ISP of AT&T hated him, so he had to get a new domain, which died, before then joining the secretive Unicode Consortium, and closing off most contact due to a failed fan-made illegal relicensing of Code2000. The second thing to point out is that the source Code2000 and Code2001 binaries came from the Wayback Machine, which has a US Federal Exemption on PART of certain DMCA/Copyright rules, in the spirit of allowing the site to archive regardless of MOST owners' current wishes, for the sake of being able to cite the source or file later. By sheer chance, the ENTIRE Port 80 files of code2000.net got archived numerous times, which allows redownloadin

    To prove the disclaimer, I will quote from the archived link.
    The thing that makes this a non-violation is the "It’s Shareware!" section, where it goes on and says "The Code2000 download has been freely available and fully functional all along. It is an inexpensive shareware, though, and registration fees are much needed and much appreciated.

    The registration fee for Code2000 is a “one-time” fee and registered users are considered to be registered for all newer versions.
    Users are required to register the font after a “reasonable” evaluation period if they like the font and continue to use it. However, determining what is “reasonable” is left for the user to decide. The Code2000 download doesn’t degrade or expire and there are no annoying pop-up screens. [at the time of writing] This has been left open-ended intentionally. In some cases, members of minority script user communites — those who need a font like Code2000 the most — can least afford it. Clearly, if registering the font means your family doesn’t get enough food on the table, even for one meal, then it is not reasonable to register the font. ...."

    But, if you can afford the small fee, and you like the font and continue to use it after a reasonable evaluation period, then register your shareware! After all, I need food on my plate, too.

    The single user/single site fee is [at the time of writing] just US$5."

    Bear with me here before you say, "OK, but it is still a violation, as a fee was defined, it is just abandonware now."

    The bottom/middle parts I bolded basically say this in different terms: "If, for whatever reason, you cannot afford the font, meaning you cannot pay me the fee for monetary or bank reasons, it is not needed to register." Here is the big thing, since there is currently NO means of paying the fee due to the creator's ISP shutting him down, which counts as a financial reason, since that ISP nuke also killed his PayPal. This reason of the PayPal bank transfers for registering not working due to a dead receiving account qualifies as enough of one to allow it to count as freeware due to the fact that the bank will not honor the transfer, which should follow the basic terms of the financial excuse for non-registering as banks can refuse to transfer non-sufficient funds, and to protect privacy, they cannot tell the receiving party exactly why the transfer failed, so a monitoring party could blindly assume that there is no money over $4.99 USD in the account, which fully satisfies the terms for non-payment. Also since the download is still available from the government-sanctioned archived original site, the availability part of the license is still valid. Also, this above should reclassify the font as non-editable freeware. To my knowledge, Code2003 was not edited in any way that could be described as editing. The only differences that can account for a doubled size are the presence of subset glyphs from many Unicode fonts, all in various states of freedom, but none costing any money, which avoids a violation. Technically, according to the above disclaimer and sources, the font Code2003 is legitimate Freeware, and nothing more in either direction due to payment hub shutdowns, price of material, binary fusion as part of the subset merging process, percent subsetted, deletion of garbage data, and lack of a defined code language besides font language. So, @InsaneNutter, I hope I have not violated the rules on my first post, and I hope my legalese is valid enough. I will gladly take any of this down if it is a violation.

    Sincerely,
    St. GIGA
     

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  2. wrldwzrd89

    wrldwzrd89 Well-Known Member

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    Code2003 and its earlier variations are of questionable origin, but have nonetheless established themselves as genuinely useful fonts, hence why I consider them only semi-legitimate.
     
  3. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Hey i just wanted to say that's a very interesting first post.

    I have had a quick look, however work all week so haven't had chance to have a proper look though all that you have posted yet. If you can't legally buy the font Code2003 and its available on web archive i don't see any problems.

    It might well be worth posting individual threads for your content in the Download Center, that way things will stay organised and not be lost as this thread gets pushed down as newer threads are posted.

    Welcome to Digiex though, i shall have a proper look at all your content soon :)
     
  4. St. GIGA

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    Thanks.
     

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