Display Eater is also in the midst of a nightmarish community reaction to the Developer's announcement of a most draconian and unwise anti-piracy campaign.
The developer announced that users who try to authorize the application with two license keys that were made illegally available will have their home folder deleted by the application. Some reports indicate the threat was "will have something deleted".
Both claims have been retracted by the author of the software and he has posted a message stating "The whole purpose was to create a scare campaign." and "It turned out to be a mistake."
Now receiving reporter's calls and Slashdot coverage the author has announced that the application will be made freely available and posted a key on the site. promising to release the code under GPL he is attempting to make up for an enormous misjudgment.
We shall see.
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