The great GeoHot has declined a payment from an online hacking scam site to allow them the ability to redistribute his code for profit. There are many sites just like the one he heard from that try to repackage and redistribute generally free software when they had nothing to do with the creation of it.

     GeoHot had the following to say on the matter:

     “Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it’s in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that’s the release date of blacksn0w?”