Greetings! Sorry for the long silence again. Rest assured, progress is still being made in regards to Shine. I’ll admit this progress may be a little slow, though.
But there are certain key things that I also do find valuable, such as keeping ownership and control over my source code and Shine not being used to perform anything illegal.
My intentions have always been the same since the beginning, but I think that sometimes that was a bit muddled or unclear with the old version of the terms. That was the biggest thing I wanted to clarify, and I believe that with these updates here, I’ve succeeded in doing just that.
There are some other notable changes that I also do want to let you know about:
- You can install Shine on as many devices as you’d like, and even have a backup copy on a CD or flash drive as well – as long as you’re not doing so to sell or give copies to others (instead, people are always able to download Shine from my website here)
- More clarity about data collection and what I do with any data I collect. None of it is to personally identify you; most of it is done so we can make those fancy infographic type things you see around and stuff like that.
Of course, a lot of it comes across as legal mumbo-jumbo. I don’t think I know anyone (besides myself) who takes the time to read through the terms and agreements for any of the software they download and use. That’s why I’m trying to be helpful, doing things like making this blog post and presenting the key points list in Shine itself. I want to let you know what I’m thinking and wanting, without you needing to sit down and read through a bunch of dry text.
I’m always available for questions and clarification too. I do want to be open about this! Whether it’s on this website, on Twitter, or elsewhere, I’m glad to answer anything you want.
Until next time,