I know this may be a unique problem for my popular All in One – System Rescue Toolkit, but I am reaching out to the community for some creative ideas.
Since my toolkit has taken off and is licensed with the MIT license (free for personal/commercial use, redistribution, modification, etc) some crafty people are packaging the toolkit and selling it on sites like eBay or other self-service online stores as a sort of “snake oil” or “cure all PC problems” for the average non-technical person.
Any of you that are using this toolkit would know that it is a technician’s aid. It is clearly spelled out on my project page, but these “sellers” are misrepresenting my project and collecting money off of it. I know this because many of these folks that were swindled have reached out to me over the years.
I am not looking to legally chase these sellers down and play whack-a-mole, because per my license what they are doing is legal. Maybe someone has some interesting ideas for preventing misrepresentation without making my toolkit annoying with popups for everyone else. For now, I have a canned response for those that were unfortunately swindled to contact the sellers and leave feedback on those online stores.
Please reply back on the website if possible if you would like to comment, although email replies will reach me too. Email replies just won’t be visible to the public.
Thanks all and Happy New Year!