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RT @AaronToponce
Their demands are:

1. Delete all copy of "What Free Words" software.
2. Reveal the identities of those I shared it with.
3. Agree I will not make further copies or distribute it.
4.Delete any Tweets that make references to "What Free Words".

I have until May 7, 2021 to comply.
twitter.com/AaronToponce/statu

@onepict I'd like to thank them for making the Swatch Beats of locations: unusable without permission and completely irrelevant now that they've gone and sued folks over it.

@craigmaloney
They have always been full of it. Puff pieces and threatening people. It's about time they had proper scrutiny, especially as they are being used by emergency services. I hope folks spread Aaron's story far. What3words deserves a fuck ton of scrutiny.

@onepict @deejoe @craigmaloney I did okay. I completed it in 1:47:35.7, which is a PR by about 7 minutes, or 30 seconds per mile.

Yes, the anger of what3words threatening me helped push me through some challenging spots.

@atoponce
That's awesome, well done. It's good when we can use our anger to push us through. I've often found motivation in spite of others. I hope you have some rest planned now. 🙂
@deejoe @craigmaloney

@onepict @deejoe @craigmaloney Thanks! I'm still a little on edge, but will feel better after May 7th. I slept well last night though. Most of the anxiety is gone.

@atoponce
That's good. Somehow I think you will sleep well tonight and tomorrow
bask in the achievement. Enjoy being nackered after a run. You've earned it.
@deejoe @craigmaloney

@onepict I abandoned W3W when they started ramping up their legal cases. Open Location Coffee did most of what I wanted, had multiple free implementations, and had a client good enough I can tell my partner where to find me in a strange town.

Sad though, they had potential if they do this.

@ifixcoinops @dmoonfire
🤦‍♀️Clearly I need more coffee. 😂But I can't find any information about Open Location coffee either.

@onepict @ifixcoinops I should start drinking coffee before answering. Open Location Code is what I meant, it's Apache licensed and one form doesn't even need network connectivity.

@dmoonfire
Ah that makes sense, I just thought some java deprived developers made their own location system for coffee shops 🤣🤣🤣
@ifixcoinops

@dmoonfire
"You know, before coffee, I'm up, I'm walking around, but I'm not awake." Liutenant Columbo

@onepict @ifixcoinops

@paoloredaelli
I inherited the ability to carry a conversation but not remember what it was. We don't have conversations before coffee in my house. At least not decision making ones. 😂
@dmoonfire @ifixcoinops

@ifixcoinops @onepict Sorry, my responding on the phone is always filled with errors. That and the length of the response will tell you if I'm on the keyboard or a phone. 😋

What I meant to say was Open Location Code.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_L

@dmoonfire
No problem I have similar problems with the predictive text on my phone.
@ifixcoinops

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