ZiPhone’s Blog For Sale: Still Trying to Make Money the Wrong Way?

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This is Zibri, the man behind ZiPhone's Blog and the ZiPhone jailbreaking app.  Zibri has decided to step away from both blog and app.  To that end, he's selling the blog:

"Here's how the sale works:
Go to the donation page, donate $50 and write your buy offer in the
donation description free text field.
At the end of the sale the highest bid will get the domain.
Direct emails will not count as bids.
If by the end of the sale the maximum bid will not meet my minumum requirement,
all $50 donations will be refunded and the sale won't happen.
Sale result and winning bidder will appear on this site.
The sale will end on 20th January 2009.
If the winner won't pay the bid by the 10th of February 2009,
the 2nd higher bidder will be the winner."

As of this writing, the bidding purports to be at 28,500 euros.

Zibri leaves the cracking wars with more than a little controversy in his wake.  Ziphone reportedly only worked on version 1.0 of the iPhone, whereas the DevTeam's tools have kept up (better) with the upgrades.  Zibri also claims that discoveries he made himself aided the creations of jailbreaking apps in the first place — discoveries that were allegedly ripped off from him without credit or recompense.

"Recompense."  Aye, there's the rub.  Ziphone has always been a pay app, which (coupled with the myriad PayPal donation buttons littering his blog) rub a lot of people the wrong way.  By comparison, the DevTeam has always released their work for free.

Buh-bye, Zibri.  Nice knowing ya.  Hope you find a money mark who'll take that blog off your hands…

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