Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

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  1. Unread #1 - Jan 13, 2022 at 11:14 AM
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Link the current Sythe account: Anarchise
    Which violation you are reporting the user for: Plagiarism
    Why you think they're violating Sythe rules: Selling OpenOSRS plugins where the code does not belong to them.

    Their thread: Anarchise' Plugins / BEST VALUE / Pest Control / Tempoross / Vorkath / Zulrah / Rune Dragons /
    Their discord ID: 533723972802445312
    Proof of their discord ID: https://gfycat.com/DefenselessWelloffArthropods

    Summary
    Anarchise sells premium plugins for the OpenOSRS client. It was discovered that the majority of his plugins were actually just copy-pasted from free, open source plugins with their name changed and a price tag slapped on. When confronted, anarchise released a handful of plugins for free instead but claimed that the remaining ones were their own yet it is likely that this is false.


    Exhibit 1
    Taking a free, open source pk tools plugin and renaming it and selling it

    Original creator: Ben93riggs
    Original source: plugins/pktools/src/main/java/net/runelite/client/plugins/pktools at master · ben93riggs/plugins

    The name of the plugin was renamed to "APKer" yet the inner details remained and the original creator, ben93riggs, did too.
    https://i.imgur.com/B3hUQjy.png

    Anarchise selling the plugin in his discord - note that the message was edited to refer to ben93riggs' name after the fact. This was prior to releasing it free.
    https://i.imgur.com/3uuieB2.png

    A look inside the plugin. Note the exact same naming of files and setup.
    https://i.imgur.com/4wYI85j.png

    Not offering refunds for the plugins that were premium but then released free after getting called out. Instead you get store credit to spend on stuff that's free elsewhere!
    https://i.imgur.com/c1SiqZG.png


    Exhibit 2
    Anarchise's premium vorkath plugin shares similarities with open source vorkath plugins

    Original creators: Oiuyo, xKylee
    Original source:
    Oiuyo Vorkath: Oli-plugins/olivorkath at master · Oiuyo/Oli-plugins
    xKylee Vorkath: plugins-source/VorkathPlugin.java at master · xKylee/plugins-source

    Combination of Oiuyo's and xKylee's work in anarchise's vorkath source
    https://i.imgur.com/fZPVVno.png

    Specific comparison:
    https://i.imgur.com/98lXBVj.png


    Exhibit 3
    Anarchise's premium zulrah plugin shares many similarities with an open source zulrah prayer plugin.

    Original creator: Dab
    Original source: Dab-plugins/ZulrahAutoPrayers/src/main/java/net/runelite/client/plugins/ZulrahAutoPrayers at master · Dabalon/Dab-plugins

    Same resource image files, which I don't think are even used in his plugin so he must have forgot to remove them. Oops!
    https://i.imgur.com/qNi3ml6.png

    Same utility classes etc.
    https://i.imgur.com/XHhNKmm.png


    Exhibit 4
    Skiller plugin copied and released as premium (now released free)

    Original creator: Illumine
    Original source: illu-plugins/ipowerskiller/src/main/java/net/runelite/client/plugins/ipowerskiller at master · illumineawake/illu-plugins

    Same files
    https://i.imgur.com/vlRE8tz.png

    Take a look at these files, near identical
    Illumine: illu-plugins/iPowerSkillerPlugin.java at master · illumineawake/illu-plugins
    Anarchise: aplugins/ASkillerPlugin.java at master · Anarchise/aplugins
    https://i.imgur.com/uLYzBoJ.png


    Notes
    At the very least the users who paid for the open source plugins should be refunded.

    Ideally, anarchise should have to submit his premium plugin source for review to be compared with open source materials and ensure it is his work that he's selling.

    In my opinion it's okay to take snippets, inspiration etc from open source work and use it (credited) in your own commercial work (if the licensing allows it), but only as long as the majority of the work is yours.
    If you've simply "added a few features" it should remain open source and free.
     
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  3. Unread #2 - Jan 13, 2022 at 11:22 AM
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

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  5. Unread #3 - Jan 13, 2022 at 12:09 PM
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Ben agreed there was no issue over the situation because he was fully credited throughout, the plugin was left in his name with him as the provider. Which is why it only went open sourced. I would show proof but I was banned over personal beef with hothead Jim.

    Both Vorkath and Zulrah plugin have only slight similarities because only very small snippets have been used. At least 90% of both of those plugins are written by me.

    The only plugin which i will hands down admit was copy and pasted was the Skiller plugin, however this plugin has been free and open sourced since day one. I did also admit this to illumine directly as you can see
    imgur.com
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Or was his name left in the inner details because you forgot to change them? Why bother changing the displayed plugin name to "APKer" if you intended to credit him and leave his name on? You only credited after being called out, and edited the announcement message.

    The similarities shown above does not amount to less than 10%

    Then why was it being loaded in your premium plugin loader?
    https://i.imgur.com/SfyFvuV.png
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code



    Only one function used in vorkath that is copied directly from another source code, calculateAcidFreePath, which to be exact is 104 lines of code, even counting the empty ones. Vorkath source code has over 1500 lines total. That totals a lot less than 10%.

    ASkiller being loaded in there was literally nothing more than a mistake when copying the jars to the server, you're welcome to ask if any of the members have ever paid for the skiller plugin & I guarantee none of them have
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Just to fully clarify, there are 14 total plugins in our server. Only ONE if these were created and sold on from somebody else’s work (the PKer plugin as originally mentioned) however Ben was happy I had made enough of my own additions to the source code. Regardless of this I decided to still make the plugin free anyway to cure any sour tastes it may have left behind. The rest of the plugins are ALL written, at least 90-95% by myself.

    if a member of the forum staff truly does wish to brush over and verify the source codes of the plugins which remain closed source, I’d be happy to show it :)
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    What about the plugins you’ve stolen and sold without a refund Mike? I guarantee majority of your current premium plugins are written from the open sourced archived plugins by illumine, and the other developers' plugins from that server. They all look very familiar! https://github.com/illumineawake/illu-plugins/tree/master/archive

    seems very strange for you to sit and call me out for something like this when you’ve very clearly done the exact same thing yourself. I can provide more proof via message that Mike has re-used code himself however the person who sent it to me would like it kept private

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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Baseless - you're essentially saying because two people make a plugin they must be the same. Please provide evidence if you're going to make this claim.

    Difference is mine was free and disclosed from day 1 that it was on a base, it was also taken down entirely not long after opening and I even handed the additional features over to El so that he could release them himself.

    Like I said before taking snippets is ok but literally 1-to-1 copying like you are is not. Stop trying to avoid the accusations, grow a pair and refund your customers.
     
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  19. Unread #10 - Jan 14, 2022 at 9:44 AM
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    Your evidence even proves I only used snippets and nothing more. Comparative to the total code of the plugins, there is nothing there to speak of at all, which as I have previously mentioned I'm happy to even prove to forum staff :)
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    @mods Please close/remove this report.
     
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    Anarchise is selling stolen plugin code

    @Anarchise you'll have to refund those who purchased the plugins that have the modified codebase obtained from free plugins. Store credit/replacement can be offered as an alternative however a refund for how it was originally paid should be an option. If someone is eligible and doesn't receive a proper refund then they can open a report.
    Regarding plagiarism, those who own the rights will have to make a report with evidence of plagiarism.

    Edit: We've decided to apply a DNT which will need to be pardoned for. Proof of refunds will be necessary for the pardon to be processed.
     
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