What a hero:
Glad he’s back!
I am really impressed with Mr. Tishchenko’s laconic attitude throughout the ordeal as well as the magnanimous way the company supported him.
I guess I get Olegs reasoning. I didn’t think dealing with such manuals was such a big deal…
Now I know better though.
In fact, I saw someone trying to sell a A-6 manual on a facebook group, a day or two after Oleg received his sentence. So I wrote a warning, with reference to this case.
My post got a from Oleg…
Man, I love that guy! Not for what he did or didn’t do. But for his overall positive attitude. The world needs more Olegs and less of the whining, preening, chest-thumping blowhards who seem to capture the most attention these days.
I would agree it was a bit of bad luck. One of those deals where they can choose to prosecute you or not based on the letter of the law.
In this case, really, it was a massive waste of money to have him brought here, given a lawyer, sent back, all that stuff. Lady Justice may be blind, but she sure is high maintenance!
Plus, he’s a great developer. Always a pleasure to talk to him back in the time.
Score one for both him and ED! I am eating a bit of crow but that’s ok. Won’t be the first time. And if I am lucky, it won’t be the last.
What a fantastic story! Speaks highly of ED and the employees who work for them. I am happy to support a company which treats its workers as family. Just opposite from the way most video games companies treat their developers; mass firings after release, endless crunch and burnout.
Go ED and welcome back Oleg! Now get to work.
They should add an easter egg in the DCS: F-16 manual…
”Not for distribution”
Ah yes, I believe there is a TGP people are waiting to be implemented…
@Troll “US Customers: Flight manual not included.”
Very lucky man.
Lucky that sense prevailed? If there was anything sensitive in the F16 flight manual it should never have been publicly available even in the US. I think the whole episode was blown way out of proportion.