1. nienque's Avatar
    Wow, repo got taken offline literally within 2 hours of me putting my icons up there. That pride was short-lived :P

    I am not sure that having a Cydia repo for the icons would be the most user-friendly or searchable option. The suggestions of not allowing alts for icons that Lok's already done sounds like a decent one (although I am very grateful for the alts that allowed me to make a white setup for my dock). Also, the suggestion that people send in proof of purchase before they are allowed on the repo could work. As it is, people have to ask for contributor rights separately. That system could just be extended to allow for access itself. Though that'd be effort, I suppose

    I hope that Lok and bjbinc can work something out here. It would be a shame if the Jaku community were to die a slow death :/

    Also, I love the irony of this **** going down on the much anticipated 1000th page >__>
    Last edited by nienque; 2013-03-03 at 12:06 PM.
    2013-03-03 12:04 PM
  2. Lokheed's Avatar
    I'm 100% sure that pirating of this theme brings more sales, if this is about sales.
    Actually, based on the standard rate of piracy within Cydia, piracy has cost me just over $100,000.00 USD. But this isn't about sales. It's also not about personal feelings.
    2013-03-03 12:08 PM
  3. nienque's Avatar
    Actually, based on the standard rate of piracy within Cydia, piracy has cost me just over $100,000.00 USD. But this isn't about sales. It's also not about personal feelings.
    Assuming that people who pirate would've bought the theme if pirating was not an option (just saying, I hate it when record companies use this logic >__>).

    Not disputing the fact that piracy is rampant and quite frankly a crappy way to treat your work. But you're not going to stop it :/ Taking the repo off might harm the pirates, in that it is marginally harder to find icons, but it hurts the well-meaning, paying customers too.

    Do you think there is a way something could be worked out?
    Last edited by nienque; 2013-03-03 at 12:23 PM.
    2013-03-03 12:12 PM
  4. Mr.Zombie's Avatar
    repo been shut down?
    2013-03-03 12:22 PM
  5. Lokheed's Avatar
    Assuming that people who pirate would've bought the theme if pirating was not an option (just saying, I hate it when record companies use this logic >__>).

    Not disputing the fact that piracy is rampant and quite frankly a crappy way to treat your work. But you're not going to stop it :/ Taking the repo off might harm the pirates, in that it is marginally harder to find icons, but it hurts the well-meaning, paying customers too.

    Do you think there is a way something could be worked out?
    Even at a 50% conversation rate, which is probably very conservative, that's still $50,000.00. I don't know a single person here that couldn't use that money. Regardless, this is not about sales. I never expected Jaku to buy me a Ferrari. At the end of the day, I don't worry about converting anyone or the losses I take due to piracy. I do worry about protecting the brand.

    As for the repo, I never requested it be taken offline. I thought I was clear on this. That was a simple miscommunication with Bryan. Even Aaron, who runs the server, wasn't aware that Bryan had pulled it.

    I wish everyone would calm down. As I said numerous times, I'm prepared to work with people to find a suitable alternative. One where everyone can be happy.

    I respect the people that put Jaku on the map. And don't want to leave them in a lurch. Just because I don't let people do whatever they want doesn't make me amoral or a tyrant. I don't think it's right to ban anyone from sharing their icons (provided they aren't rips of my work). I'm just trying to find a way that's safer when it comes to protecting the Jaku brand and to hopefully curb unlawful distribution. People saying "you can't" doesn't register with me. There is always a way around every problem. And I'm no quitter.
    2013-03-03 12:27 PM
  6. snakeeater01's Avatar
    Really sad weekend when i read the last pages but i am sure there is a solution about the paid Peeps so i hope for that the best
    2013-03-03 12:27 PM
  7. Azjonnyg's Avatar
    I am happy with the notion that the repo will exist with a different delivery. So I am happy with lokheeds resolution. However why don't people with opinions post a SS of jaku's purchase screen. A little experiment, wonder how many complainers are actually not owners of the theme. I bet it's a lot.
    2013-03-03 12:32 PM
  8. JerryCooP's Avatar
    Oh mate you think before you laugh. I guarentee you in this situation YES pirating increases sales.
    This community, the repo and so called pirating help promote Jaku a lot. I guess boldly most legal users including me know Jaku from other channels rather than seeing "Jaku" in blue(paid) on cydia. The fact is people don't pay for themes never pay for them. Therefore more people knowing about Jaku brings better chance of sales. So, if you do a business like this, you let more people know your product. You aren't able to stop them from stealing afterall. However it's just from the angle of business. I think the author might have other reasons in mind like I said.

    P.S. Is there anyone remember how Tenius ended up with being Edius HD?

    Lmao pirating brings more sales, literally had to laugh.. Love to see how that works.. Pirating = no fee
    2013-03-03 12:34 PM
  9. Lokheed's Avatar
    I'm going to post pictures of kittens till everyone reaches zen.

    1.

    2013-03-03 12:38 PM
  10. Anonymous's Avatar
    Zen reached.
    2013-03-03 12:47 PM
  11. nienque's Avatar
    I'm going to post pictures of kittens till everyone reaches zen.

    1.

    lol, sorry if I gave the impression of being non-zen :P
    2013-03-03 12:49 PM
  12. rion_j's Avatar
    Please put the repo back. It's such a wonderful tool to compliment an outstanding work of art on my iPhone.
    2013-03-03 12:51 PM
  13. Chip@'s Avatar
    I bought this subject for money. to tell thanks to the artist! and when except money there is no that any more..... whether I don't know it I will use.
    excuse for English)

    how to remove signatures under icons without additional programs?
    Last edited by [email protected]; 2013-03-03 at 01:12 PM.
    2013-03-03 01:09 PM
  14. nienque's Avatar
    I bought this subject for money. to tell thanks to the artist! and when except money there is no that any more..... whether I don't know it I will use.
    excuse for English)

    how to remove signatures under icons without additional programs?
    I believe there is a standard theme in Winterboard that does this, but I suggest you consider getting Springtomize 2. It's an awesome app that does a LOT more than just remove icon labels. You can customise most of your spring board with it
    2013-03-03 01:21 PM
  15. Chip@'s Avatar
    I read about errors in Springtomize 2 much. therefore it would be desirable with to do in Winterboard by means of.plist
    2013-03-03 01:29 PM
  16. akrimmer's Avatar
    Very sad the Repo was closed ��

    Can someone make this Icon for me for Jaku dont know if it was made ��

    Attachment 624569


    2013-03-03 01:42 PM
  17. Dalvar3's Avatar
    What I am sure of is that Jaku community will not be the same w/o the repo. It will become in one those too many themes out there even when Jaku is outstanding.
    2013-03-03 01:52 PM
  18. C-losBeats's Avatar
    Are people still sharing icons, can I make request?
    2013-03-03 02:06 PM
  19. PJ7's Avatar
    Can someone explain to me what just happened in the last 6 pages??
    Why the repo is closed?...
    And just a little thing about piracy..
    First just let me say, I know how much hard work devs put into tweaks and themes and I know that a lot of the time it's like their "job"
    But, as a 15 year old teenager I can't really buy these themes or tweaks.. I don't have credit card and there is no chance in the world that my parents would let me buy a theme for 3$ (Plus I'm not living in America so 1$ for you is like 3$ for me, I live in Israel 1$=3.8NIS)
    So, I can't buy my favourite tweaks or themes.. I wanted so bad to donate to the evasi0n team about the JB and still couldn't ...
    Some people are just too cheap or too lazy to buy a theme but not me! I really want to support the dev but just have no way to do that...
    My only way to actually ENJOY Jailbreak is to pirate.. Something I HATE doing!
    But there is NO OTHER CHOICE for me...
    So saying EVERYONE that pirate are bad people whom don't give a sh*t about devs is a wrong saying..
    I pirate.. I may hate or love it, but that's the only way for me..
    Sorry for all users and of course for the Developer William...
    I just can't see my iPhone without Jaku.
    2013-03-03 02:06 PM
  20. nienque's Avatar
    I read about errors in Springtomize 2 much. therefore it would be desirable with to do in Winterboard by means of.plist
    I haven't had any issues with Springtomize 2, and the dev is pretty quick to release bug fixes Anyway, there's a theme in Winterboard called No Undocked Icon Labels. Perhaps that'll do the trick?


    My only way to actually ENJOY Jailbreak is to pirate.. Something I HATE doing!
    But there is NO OTHER CHOICE for me...
    So saying EVERYONE that pirate are bad people whom don't give a sh*t about devs is a wrong saying..
    I pirate.. I may hate or love it, but that's the only way for me..
    Sorry for all users and of course for the Developer William...
    I just can't see my iPhone without Jaku.
    The only way for me to enjoy a MacBook is to steal it, cause I can't afford to shell out 1000+ dollars for one. I guess I have no other choice then

    Look, I understand that the bottom line is the same, i.e. that Lok won't see a penny from you either way, but don't make it sound like it isn't still wrong
    Last edited by nienque; 2013-03-03 at 02:13 PM.
    2013-03-03 02:08 PM
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