The Curry – Winer Wars

Now this is going to be cool – finally the gloves come off: Dave Winer says Adam once promised him 50-50, and whatever happened to that, while Adam Curry is pissed at that claim and tries to rebutt it by trying to make it dependant on podcasting history, which he is currently trying to re-write. Oh yes, you might want to read what Kevin Marks has to say about the issue.

As an innocent spectator, this is a hell of a lot of fun.

Legally, I guess Dave has nothing. Adam may have promised him 50-50 (I remember Adam talking about this in one of the early DSC’s), but that would have been subject to a common venture, which they never had (my interpretation).

Ethically, most of what Adam does now is based on technology Dave more or less invented, and on the talks the two had at the time. So I’d say at least he owes him a stake in the company. Not 50 percent (which probably Adam himself doesn’t own any more), but something at least.

I understand very well that without Adam, there probably wouldn’t be podcasting as we know it now. I have also probably listened to every single DSC ever made, and I happen to like it a lot.

Still, where I come from, your parents teach you to never forget your friends on the way up – you may need them if you come down again.

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  4. Formula One is always “follow the money,” and it seems that this is the case here. Giveen this weekends shenangians, in a court of law Ithink AC can take this weekend’s back and forwards with DW into a Court of Law and cast enough dispersions on DW about the deal to negate that. Irrespective of the wiki-debate, DW made an error in calling AC on the 50/50 deal and instead of going All-In when Adam got heavy, he folded. Bang goes his chances in any case now. I thin kAC will takte that victory away with him and see it as a successfull weekend

  5. Formula One is always "follow the money," and it seems that this is the case here. Giveen this weekends shenangians, in a court of law Ithink AC can take this weekend's back and forwards with DW into a Court of Law and cast enough dispersions on DW about the deal to negate that. Irrespective of the wiki-debate, DW made an error in calling AC on the 50/50 deal and instead of going All-In when Adam got heavy, he folded. Bang goes his chances in any case now. I thin kAC will takte that victory away with him and see it as a successfull weekend

  6. Adam Curry owes Dave Winer a stake in the company? You got some weird ideas about business I tell you that. Are you paying DW a tribute from the money you make on this website? After all you are using RSS feeds.

  7. Well, ‘Bill Clinton’, if *I* had promised him 50-50 on the basic idea, I certainly would give him a fair share of the $4.98 I made in Adsense so far.

  8. Adam Curry owes Dave Winer a stake in the company? You got some weird ideas about business I tell you that. Are you paying DW a tribute from the money you make on this website? After all you are using RSS feeds.

  9. Well, 'Bill Clinton', if *I* had promised him 50-50 on the basic idea, I certainly would give him a fair share of the $4.98 I made in Adsense so far.

  10. it’s pretty silly. winer can go from “curry has nothing today withpodcasting” to “i have a partnership with curry” in 30 seconds. and it’s not like curry left winer behind. winer’s an important figure, but believes he’s responsible for everything ever invented. i respect what has built, but he’s an ass and i seldom believe what he says.

  11. it's pretty silly. winer can go from "curry has nothing today withpodcasting" to "i have a partnership with curry" in 30 seconds. and it's not like curry left winer behind. winer's an important figure, but believes he's responsible for everything ever invented. i respect what has built, but he's an ass and i seldom believe what he says.

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