Archive for May, 2009

tag2find receives safe to install certificate

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

tag2find_awardtag2find granted a ‘safe to install’ certificate from FindMySoft.com:

FindMySoft.com is running a program to certify shareware and freeware software.
We are pleased to inform you that your software Tag2find 0.10.2.5 has been tested on 10 Apr 2009 by one of our software engineers and has been found “SAFE TO INSTALL” on any computer. It has been granted the “SAFE TO INSTALL” certificate. This means that your software contains no viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans and backdoors and installing it poses no threat to the operating system.
We would also like to congratulate you for the quality of your product. It exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in this category.

In simple words: Thank you!

tag2find still goes around the world

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

First of all, thank to everyone out there who sticked with tag2find although there wasn’t much progress. Currently, we are taking further small steps to reach our goal. In the meantime tag2find still goes around the world and people are writing about the technology. We are very excited about it andit  gives us the feeling that there is a need for tag2find out there.

Here are some latest articles:

Englisch

killerstartups

Japanese

japanese

Indian

indian

Czech

cz

 

“What the heck are you guys doing?”

Friday, May 8th, 2009

A very justified question, I confess, and I feel guilty about the apparent non-progress we made. Well, it’s not like there has been no progress at all, but no apparent progress to the rest of the world. After making huge promises more than a year ago, I felt the need to explain what is going on.

After our project lost funding, we tried to find alternatives. We had to take other projects and day-time-jobs in order to go on. These projects and jobs at the moment take away much of our time, unfortunately. As an additional burden, in our attempt to release tag2find as open-source, we need to convince our sponsors that it is “the right thing to do” and not throwing away invested money and development effort.

Third, tag2find is built upon various libraries, open-source and not-open-source ones, that play very nicely together in a closed-source scenario. As soon as you attempt to open-source your code, it becomes really stressfull. I never had imagined that releasing open-source code would be more painful regarding legal issues and licenses than releasing closed-source. Our already mentioned problems with our licensed art-work are playing into this as well…

So, to sum it up and answer the initial question from this blog post’s title: we guys are taking a small step after another in order to reach our goal. We continue and do not give up on tag2find, as we still believe it to be “a good thing”. We have great plans and would really like to have the resources (financial and time-related) to realize them.

We thank you all for your continued support, the fact that you, after all this time we kept you waiting are still bearing with us. It means a great lot to us! You are the reason we try to go on!