This blog post is a public apology to Donavan West, the Microsoft MVP who developed the Windows Vista Countdown Gadget. I recently used Donavan’s code as the basis for my hastily constructed Code Camp Oz 2007 Sidebar Gadget. As Donovan has pointed out, this is a breach of his copyright, I agree and I should have been more respectful of Donovan’s hard work, I didn’t really intend to claim his work as my own and replacing his copyright mark was actually just something I did without thinking.
To rectify this situation I will/have:
- Removed the gadget from my hosting provider.
- Take steps to get the gadget removed from
- Will revise my original post with an update pointing to this post.
P.S. One of the commenters (blognc) on Donavan’s blog had a really good idea about creating a page where you can upload an image and provide some other details and it will generate a gadget for you.