Dbug wrote:what he wants is to get the entries gone from the demoscene databases, which seems totally logical, fair and reasonable.
Does it really?
I mean, who are we to dictate someone else what he can or can't put on his website? Sure, if it's a warez, pornography, whatever illegal, we have laws for that. But the rest? If I want to make a website called "10 Atari apps which I hate the most and therefore here are screenshots to show you how dumb they are", am I obliged to put it down as soon as the author says he is upset about it? IMHO, I am not and the author has absolutely no say in my spare time activities.
I really liked the analogy raised on pouet - demozoo / pouet are like movie sites. You put a trailer, screenshots, comments, rating there and nobody has any right to demand to put it down (not the studio, not the director, not the actors) because people are interacting about the movie and it's their full right.
Having said all of that, I personally think that if removing that few applications from pouet / demozoo is all what Rajah needs to releasing his Atari stuff again, just do that. As you can see, I'm more or less with havoc / lotek but as someone said earlier, don't let our egos to lose one of the most productive Atari developers.