We’ve just recently received a few emails from individuals claiming that another company by the name of “Software Products Inc.” has used our free open source QEG manual, renamed it and is selling it at profit. Furthermore they have changed information in the manual and are calling it the “Strings Generator” and advertising that it can be built for under $100. Please be wary of this claim as we believe it to be a scam. We have posted one of the letters below to help inform the public.
I am writing due to my concern about product misrepresentation by another company. A QEG product, a Strings Generator, that was marketed to last week me via e-mail that I ordered from Software Products.
When I received the booklet of how to build the generator, the booklet was disjointed and the instructions were incomplete. I called Software Projects Inc. and complained about the product and sent a letter about the product misrepresentation. My money was refunded but I never heard back from them. All of their advertising about the being able to build the product for less than $100.00, the simplicity of its construction, etc., is grossly misrepresented. I was disheartened.
I found out about your organization days later by accident and ordered your blueprints. I was excited to see the work that you put into your instructions.
My greatest concern is that part of the information in the first product booklet from Software Products Inc., is identical to your booklet. I was doubly concerned. It appears that they copied parts of your manual and photos. Did you give them permission to use your information? If not, what recourse do I have to prevent any further public defrauding.