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The BigBoss Repository Controversy [Updated]

The BigBoss Repository Controversy [Updated]

Posted December 6, 2008 at 11:15pm · 20 comments · Add Comment
Salsa7 - December 9, 2008 at 3:27am
Can't we all get along!!!!!
Andrew - December 8, 2008 at 5:37am
Oh thats a shame i was just starting to enjoy this.
muccaeppollo - December 8, 2008 at 4:09am
as I said, it's just a question of money .... I'm wondering how much sleepers put on the table to "resolve" this controvercy ... we'll see
Sleepers - December 8, 2008 at 1:23am
Pumpkin, and to the rest of the people watching this thread. The controversy of BigBoss and Sleepers has ended and been resolved this evening. No further comments will be made on this topic from me.
pumpkin - December 7, 2008 at 11:47pm
"Sleepers was the technology that produced the repository that BigBoss still uses today" Can you elaborate on that a little? It seems awfully hand-wavey at first glance, and given the technical nature of many readers, I'm sure we can deal with the nitty-gritty details of what exactly you contributed to "BigBoss-ness". Or is it trade secret?
Walker - December 7, 2008 at 10:08pm
I totally support Cydia and BigBoss! All the 3rd party software I have on my iphone is from Cydia and the marjority of them are from BigBoss. I found them more stable and have better support. Keep up the good work guys. "nerd war"?! that's just stupid!
Sleepers - December 7, 2008 at 5:56pm
Just to clarify here, we are not suing anyone, we are not making false claims, we are not mirroring sites, we are simply putting our repository back online. BigBoss was a partner in Sleepers and since he was the only iPhone developer involved with the rest of us we felt it made sense to build out that brand. Unfortunately some people do not understand what a partnership is, Sleepers was the engine that produced the BigBoss brand, Sleepers was the technology that produced the repository that BigBoss still uses today, but hey, we do not want it, BigBoss can have it. Time to move on and just provide a better service to both developers and user then we did before. I do not expect everyone in here to understand the above statements or believe them, but it is what it is. We will let our new repository speak for itself.
Tich - December 7, 2008 at 5:22pm
Your right man, you cant scratch you balls now a days without getting sued.
Awayze - December 7, 2008 at 4:10pm
People who say Epic Fail are just losers and sad now, it's just stupid!
DJFelix - December 7, 2008 at 3:40pm
It's as if you moved your hosting from GoDaddy to Dreamhost, and GoDaddy put up a mirror of your site and then claimed it was theirs all along. What horseshit. I agree with Saurik ... sleepers is getting off on the VERY wrong foot. EPIC FAIL
Jay Freeman (saurik)
Jay Freeman (saurik) - December 7, 2008 at 3:39pm
For the record, to the people who are saying indicating a preference to "resolve your differences", that is what I am trying to accomplish. Some of the issues, though, are kind of interesting and are requiring lawyers: as an example, recently trademarked BigBoss' logo, filing /after/ he left ;P. The problems are running pretty deep... However, /despite/ all of that, I'm quite happy with the idea of joining the community and even getting listed appropriately in Cydia's "More Package Sources" page. I just want to make certain with them that everything is going to work out alright, which mostly means that they do this with the rest of us and not without us. They seem to have a proclivity to want to discuss things behind "confidential" e-mail threads (and I don't just mean the random disclaimers at the bottom, but all but threatening me to not disclose simple, important details). Even though, great strides are being made: I have gotten them onto the cydia-packagers mailing list (which every other repository is a part of, even the really small ones), and are encouraging them to join the IRC channels that we frequent. I have also gotten them to respond the issue of how they planned on avoiding dumping numerous duplicate packages into the ecosystem (which unfortunately required the public exchange everyone saw). So please, no more of this "nerd war"? I, at least, do not feel that this needs to be the case, and am concerned that if you get enough people standing around chanting "fight! fight!" that it might turn into one (even if only in the eyes of the press/people, and not in those of the participants).
Cartman - December 7, 2008 at 12:34pm
NERD WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously, this is pathetic,
N41 - December 7, 2008 at 12:04pm
@ Tiich, You forget this is America dont you?! LOL N41
Tiich - December 7, 2008 at 11:48am
What they gonna do, sue him? lol
Andrew - December 7, 2008 at 10:54am
BTW, its Controversy. Might wanna fix that title...
Steve - December 7, 2008 at 9:20am
Seems to me like BigBoss aint the saint he's portraying himself to be.....
Liton - December 7, 2008 at 4:26am
In any case we support BigBoss as due to his activity people visit, Now after BigBoss left I never visit to sleepers even. BigBoss Rock!!!
muccaeppollo - December 7, 2008 at 3:56am
C'mon Sleepers, you are trying to make money on Big Boss acivities ..... What if you were hosting a bank site ? Ask users to put money into your brand new online bank ? What if you were hosting a rock band website ? Ask user to buy your brand new record or merchandise ? Everyone understands that it is a question of money made by advertising. Put the money on Big Boss desk and try to have him back: that's the only deal you can try to do. - I'll ask Big Boss to become his MD ;-) -
Trickydicky10 - December 7, 2008 at 1:56am
Hey !!!! Not sure if I understand what is going off here:- I can only comment for the "users"of the repositories. We "the users" rely on both as a way of added value (in just about every case free) to the app store which is restricted to Apple's view of the iphone. This view is a) to make money b) to stop apps which avoid a. On behalf the users thanks to both, and please resolve your differences.
macfightclub - December 6, 2008 at 11:37pm
let's support big boss, big boss preferences is the best utility for iphone
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