A couple weeks ago, I blogged about PHPshield’s anonymous website, raising more than an eyebrow to the ominous business practices of hiding the true owner’s identity while selling a whitelabelled product.
To my great relief, Adrian responded quickly back then, but to my dismay it seemed like he was only paying lip service. I asked him again today via private mail and his response was swift. The whois entries for phpshield.com now point to his person and we can expect additional information on the web site itself soon.
I like it when things can be resolved like that and I actually think this is a chance for his product rather than a possible competition issue.
By clearly stating what differentiates phpshield from SourceGuardian (his flagship PHP encoding product), Adrian’s company, Inovica, can create user awareness and offer a possibility to make an informed decision for the product that actually fills their needs. I’m sure he thought about something like that already and of course it’s his decision. It’s just that I would probably try to do it that way if I had two products that are not identical, but being marketed in a similar environment.
Anyway, just wanted to update you folks on this rather positive outcome. Have a nice evening. I’ll be trolling again soon