Thought I’d post this here for people who haven’t heard.
As you all know, I love LWT (Learning With Texts) and have been using it for years. Last night, both LWT and FLTR got pulled from Sourceforge permanently (source code and all documentation).
All that was left was a sentence saying there was a legal dispute and to check out LingQ instead. No further explanation given.
Of course, this has led to all kinds of gossip and rumours online.
I tweeted Steve Kaufmann to clarify whether or not a legal challenge had occurred but he said he knows nothing about it.
Anyway, a great shame. No idea what the backstory is here. Very weird for an open source project that’s been up for many years to suddenly get a cease and desist.
I’m considering putting up a mirror on this site for download and instructions for LWT (since my LWT tutorial is the best online). Just need to make sure there aren’t legal ramifications if I do.