ou FB :
As you can read in the countless threads, a former Eagle Dynamics dev has been arrested earlier this year and deported to the USA. He is now jailed and is waiting trial for espionnage. Let's clarify a bit - here is what we know:
-He is accused of exporting flight manuals outside of USA
-The charges were brought in 2016 and he now faces 10 years prison
-Feds are monitoring ED forums
-He was arrested in Georgia and deported to USA earlier this year
-As per today, he is no longer part of the company. (apparently for a year)
-While preparing an official statement, ED mentionned there is no impact on F-16 development
Most likely, we will not know for sure what happened. ED already mentioned he's no longer in their team and I doubt we'll ever hear the guy's story. As we promised no censorship, we will not close discussions about this, but I invite you to restrain on the wild speculation and make sure you don't fall for it. Other rules obviously applies (respect you know....) - I'll give my own two cents later in the comments.
Message de ED :
"Given the seriousness of this situation that Eagle Dynamics got pulled into, we will later issue a formal statement after discussion with legal counsel. Until then, nothing has changed with our future plans, and there is nothing more to say on this matter until we release an official statement."
Sithspawn/9Line- Eagle Dynamics
Et plus de docs officielles sur le forum ED :
I have noticed still many violations to this rule. I cannot stress enough how important this rule is in a multinational forum, with a multinational company developing fairly modern simulations of weapon systems. Sharing information from the internet may seem harmless, but there are many things out there that really shouldn't be, and with ED dealing with companies that expect ED to be professional and respect those boundaries, sharing this info can end badly not just for us, but for users sharing this info.
The Hornet and other modules are developed to be the most accurate simulations you can find, its been this way since the A-10C and Ka-50, but even then, there are limitations out there that require us not to model certain aspects, or change how they are modeled to protect sensitive material. We may model a system differently than how it is, just to get it to feel like the real thing, but not offer up any secret info on how it actually is, or in some cases, we may not be able to model it at all.
We need to all be better at what we share here, and as such, since this rule has been in place for a while, warnings will be issues on a more regular basis with this violation. I hope you all understand why we need to do this, and try and help make sure this rule is followed.
1.16 violations will first be 20% perma warning, 1 week off. A second violation will be another 20% perma and one month off. A third violation will be 100% warning and 1 year off. After the 1 year, your 100% warning will remain intact, and any further violations will result in a permanent ban on these forums.
The ED Team