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License translation
Above: MIT licensing in a nutshell 🙂

Dear readers and customers,

from time to time we stumble over interesting topics on our web journeys which are invaluable for sharing.

As in this case, we want to present an Introduction to open source software licensing today!

We didn’t do this on our own, we just want to link back to an essential article from some kind colleagues from Brazil here: https://medium.com/hash-tech/introduction-to-open-source-software-licensing-dc093bcaf73e.

We don’t think they leave anything open. What’s best, they limit themselves by four or five lines of text per license.

Let us know if you need help choosing the right one for you! Consulting by us, AETHYX MEDIAE, will be only 75€ per hour!

Stay safe and happy licensing,
the aethyx staff


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Owned

Dear readers and customers,

if you’re unsatisfied with certain circumstances in this world, and don’t feel lucky or have the energy to create something on your own (e.g. a weblog or an Android app like we do), there are more ways to become a part of change.

As a general idea, you can invest in stocks and try to own or change a company and its policy; a little for yourself, or you organise more people through the Internet to do so (the smart girls and guys from “Fridays For Future” sometimes do, for example).

Same goes with newspapers: we don’t know about those in your country but in Germany, for example, it’s possible to own a part of one of the most independent newspapers there, taz, by acquiring a “share”: by paying one time 500€ minimum, from this day on, you literally own it together with thousands of others, which is a pretty clever and sustainable idea here to stay independent.

Maybe you have more ideas how to become actively a part of change? Share them with us and our audience in the comments!

Take care and never give up,
the aethyx staff


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Future

Dear readers and customers,

as of 2020 and we were ten years into the game here, we started making concrete plans for our future, the future of AETHYX MEDIAE.

We achieved a lot, we had fun building things; but in the end most of our developments centered around web development. Then came COVID-19 and things changed automatically, and irreversibly.

We came up with four fields last year for which we want to develop applications the coming years:

  • AR – augmented reality
  • VR – virtual reality
  • AI – artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain and DApps

The transition as well as development for those four fields will be done in three phases, called Phase I-III internally, over the next 10-15 years.

In the first phase, Phase I, starting 2020 and lasting until the end of 2024, we’ll start consolidation. Which means halting all development of unsuccessful apps and web projects we list on our “Where?” page. For example, only two of our Android apps are running well, all others flopped. We’ll stop developing those four and concentrate on our two most successful. Same with web projects: projects which don’t attract visitors or generate revenue will be abandoned, maybe need to be closed/sold (hint: open-source projects maximum will be abandoned, not closed).

Secondly, while still in our first phase, we’ll develop two market-ready applications for two of the four aforementioned fields. Our planning is two to four even.

The second phase, Phase II, is mainly about commercially having success with what we developed in Phase I. This will include marketing as well as having according partners and sponsors. Main target EU and European markets, but targeting worldwide audiences too.

Phase III is also about consolidation again, re-evaluating our efforts and successes, as well as our failures. It will be here if we decide to develop more and more; or keep to our developments if we see potential and still believe in those; or even close all together if total failure.

We think having a concrete plan these days is more important than ever. We don’t think we’ll ever have success with something if we don’t deliver for the four essential mentioned future fields.

The WWW as we came to know it and loved back then is dead since years. It’s time to move on. Success and failure are both two sides of the same coin. Let’s hope for the best and we rock the sh*t out if it the coming years! All in all, it was a helluva ride. But we need to stay realistic too: AETHYX MEDIAE started as a student project while at University. If it doesn’t mature and keep up with time, it will die as such.

Thanks for keeping up with us, girls and guys! Wish us luck!

Stay healthy and all the best,
the aethyx staff


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Dear readers and customers,

we’d like to share this short update of us for you and wish you and your family, as well as all your loved ones, Happy Easter 2021!

In our cultural circles in Europe around here, we’re chasing bunnies and hiding eggs from each other. If you like, share how you celebrate those blissful and short holidays in the comments, would love to hear your equivalents! 🙂

Take care, these are still very difficult times.

And if you got the possibility to have a vaccination: take one! No matter by which provider. Getting hold of a pandemic is never easy, even if your body might react in one way or another. It is how it is – let’s stay realistic here.

Best wishes,
the aethyx staff


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Clones

Dear readers and customers,

copying and distributing Android apps which don’t belong to you and weren’t developed by you is no minor offence.

Not only do you undermine endless hours of development efforts by the original developers, you also try to mock original creations as well as users who might use your copied app.

As such, we were happy that Google was fast in helping us taking two impudent apps down from their popular Google Play Store: “Zombie Hunter Apocalypse Zone” by “lucsian” as well as “Zombie Uprise · TPS in Frontier Apocalypse Defense” by “Beasty App Media L.L.C”. Both were audacious copies of our indie IP “Zombie Resistor: Apocalypse” which was developed inhouse by us and is available since January 2020 (we published the news here). Both were also released months after our publishing.

Our DMCA complaints were sent yesterday, we just got a standard reply by Google that they’ll look into it.

As of today, as we checked recently, thanks to the hard working girls and guys there, the links as well as the corresponding apps are offline. Bigups and thanks a lot from AETHYX MEDIAE!

FYI, if you should encounter the exact same problems, give it a try yourself: https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905?hl=en. Just choose Google Play – Apps here if you see illegal copies of your Android applications in the Google Play Store somewhere.

We’ll take down further clones of our apps as soon as we’ll encounter those. We’re into Android app development since 2013 and we never had to do this. How the times have changed…

Take care and never give up,
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