Exposing the thieves

Awhile back I mentioned about someone who was stealing my scripts. No not copying, stealing, there is, of course, a lot of difference. A wrote a short blog post about it here.

This is something that happens not just to me but others as well. Sadly, a lot of this goes on in this industry and it is sickening to say the least. What makes things even worse, there are some owners who still continue to support these people knowing what they have done and what they continue to do.

Excuse me if I get really angry on this subject. For those who know me know that it takes a lot to really make me mad. You see, for me programming is my livelihood. It is my primary source of income so when someone steals my work they are not just stealing some code, they are stealing from my family. They are taking food from my table, this is unacceptable of course.

That’s not all though. There are other sorts of thieves that plague this industry as well. I am referring to those that never pay their affiliates. These are thieves, yes. If you make $1000 and affiliates earned 50% of that obviously $500 of that is NOT yours, it belongs to your affiliates so if you don’t pay them you are stealing, simple.

I guess my reason for this post is to find out if the people who do these things should be exposed. Sure it is easy to tell some people on your contact list however, that does not seem to be very effective since some seem to forget about it very quickly.

I am thinking here about creating a site where the people that do these things can be reported. Their name, picture, etc … could be displayed publicly for everyone to see.

So I am asking you, should this be done? Or is there another solution?