After a few years that diStorm is out, we can already see it used here and there. Although most users are private users rather than commercial, but even commercial applications use diStorm. I guess many people also use it internally in their companies, but without their word I can’t really know about it. Except some friends who tell me so.
It’s pretty cool that you write something useful which people actually use, and to save commercial use. That was my main reason to release diStorm under the permissive BSD license. The problem arises when there is some commercial applications which don’t give credit for your work, it’s really frustrating and I guess one can’t do much about it. There is this Vietnamic BKV Pro anti virus software that claimed to be written by professors and students (or the like), so I didn’t really expect no credit from such people. But this is our world I got an email from an advocate about diStorm’s copyright infrigement. It seems they also abuse WinRAR’s license, so I’m not the only one.. To be honest, I prefer they stop using diStorm immediately rather than not giving me my credit. There are other disassembler libraries out there, they could use them as well. On the other hand, I’m happy to know they use diStorm, but I only ask for recognition, nothing else, after all the hard work I put there. I emailed them but to no response. This licenses’ violation from the AV guys seem to make a lot of noise in Vietnam blogs and forums, though I can’t really understand anything, except where they quote diStorm’s license or saying my name. I haven’t yet contacted OSI, and I’m not sure if they can really help, but it’s worth the try.
Anyway, there are good people who does give credit and I decided it’s about time I will show a small list of users. The first one though goes to a good friend I met through diStorm, who reported many bugs and helped in testing the 64bits environment (do not confuse with AMD64) support, Sanjay Patel. He works(/founder) at RotateRight.com which released last month their Zoom product, which is a very smart Profiler, currently only for Linux though. The product is free for 30 days trial version, you should check it out, it seems to be very promising, because I know more guys behind this product, although I haven’t tested it myself. But hey, it uses diStorm
More products which use diStorm:
Apple Shark Profiler
SolidShield – server side protector
DFSee – Low Level disk tools
And some open source projects:
Well, that’s what I’m aware about at least, I believe there are more though.