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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2011, 09:28:54 PM »
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2011, 09:39:06 PM »
I see. Since AV-C are not contradicting what Comodo have published, you're seeing that as AV-C being noble, as opposed to being unable to contradict it.

No. Why unable? Not everybody cares about Melih's statements or want to play this public fool game - thats all. BUT: That doesn't mean that he is right.

with a deadline no less! This is your "action". It was the explicit threat, with the added deadline that forced Comodo's hand....
Again - No. Nobody was forced. If they should have released anything then there would have been enough time to react. Now, we don't know if we only see a part. And he made too much public again and again. Releasing private EMails to public is a NoGo - esp. in the security area. But I won't go into a circle and repeat me again, like he does since a week. But all his doing has nothing to do with ethics and he was the first who came out.

By saying this what do you exacly meanYo only think this because he wants the truth out and want to audi he test which is beneficial to users...
Nothing is free ;-)

I only said something about the picture that exists outside your Comodo forums world. My opinion about the person is irrelevant here. I go for arguments.
But look a little bit outside Comodos Forums - many people argue that it's the same egoistic blah blah blah as many times before.

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2011, 09:58:45 PM »
.. Isn't it time to stop this trolling game??
Yes, you really should stop.
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2011, 10:08:14 PM »
Yes, you really should stop.

Confused - whats now? Arguments over? Especially with you I thought it was a fair discussion...
Whatever, we are in CEO's corner and my main questions to CEO Melih are in #29 and #32.

So if there will be no answer about that donating issue I suppose Comodo doesn't cares about it. 

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2011, 10:23:26 PM »
So SLE, will AV-comparatives will continue to claim to be "independent" while getting money from antivirus vendors and continue to publish unvalidated and unaudited tests?

It is sad to see people protecting misinformation and is not interested in public interest and try to derail the search for the truth....good try but sorry you won't succeed in your attempt at derailing us. We will continue to demand the truth! The days of spreading misinformation and getting paid for it is over....we will not stand for it!

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2011, 10:46:19 PM »
Confused - whats now? Arguments over? Especially with you I thought it was a fair discussion...
Whatever, we are in CEO's corner and my main questions to CEO Melih are in #29 and #32.

So if there will be no answer about that donating issue I suppose Comodo doesn't cares about it. 
It may have been fair from my side, but the more you posted the more obvious it became that it didn't seem that fair from your side though.

The donation request was a poorly thought-out and immature stunt at best (probably another language problem I suspect). But, what's this to you? Are you from SOS Children's Villages?

I think you're just trying to troll Melih personally. You've certainly been rude enough.
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2011, 12:33:19 AM »
But, what's this to you? Are you from SOS Children's Villages?

I think you're just trying to troll Melih personally. You've certainly been rude enough.
Thats exactly what my first answer to SLE was.
I suspect he has a strong connection with AV-C or with the organization that AV-C wants that COMODO supports.

Why do you have to much interest in the money SLE?
Your getting paid a percentage? :azn:

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2011, 04:43:50 AM »
John as already ask you to think before you post.

Please read the Forum Policy before anyone posts again.

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2011, 05:43:50 AM »
So SLE, will AV-comparatives will continue to claim to be "independent" while getting money from antivirus vendors and continue to publish unvalidated and unaudited tests?

I don't know. But even if the tests are not certified or independent in a hard way that no vendor paid anything. That says nothing about their quality. So many other tests which are presentet often are not certified or really independent. When will you attack them or help them to get certs?

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Thats fine, but for me the truth is between the lines. If public sees only excerpts (from private things - which were never made for public) it has for me nothing to do with searching for truth or with ethics.

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I have a good job, thx. And you seem more to know about how I spent my time than I - wow. But enough - I'm not going down to your poor niveau and attacking people.  :-TD

The donation request was a poorly thought-out and immature stunt at best (probably another language problem I suspect). But, what's this to you? ...
I was just interested. But no answer sometimes is also an answer. All other things are written - different opinions, maybe. No prob. Thank you for beeing the only fair replying person.

I suspect he has a strong connection with AV-C or with the organization that AV-C wants that COMODO supports. Why do you have to much interest in the money SLE?

You can suspect many things - I said before I have nothing to do with AV-C and also not with SOS Kinderdorf. I wasn't the person who first talked about a money offer in public, in a guerilla marketing style ;)
Why don't you just accept that there are people with further questions or different opinions, even if they have nothing to do with both parties?

So for some people it may be enough to read again and again "Not independent - cause they take money and have no certification...", "Not ethical - cause they claim to be intependent..." - for me it is not enough.
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It was never my intention to attack any person in this thread! So if somebody feels so - sorry.

But beside that I'm quite shocked to see how some members react: Pure claiming somebody is part of some organisation (only because of the post number and even if the person says multiple times it isn't so), or even personal attacks in a really poor manner.


« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 06:03:39 AM by SLE »

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2011, 10:02:47 AM »
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Now you will nonobjective ... pity...
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2011, 12:38:54 PM »
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2011, 12:40:35 PM »
SLE: Are you saying that its ethical for AV-Comparatives to call themselves "independent" while getting money for those tests and not revealing to this public? (oh btw, this is illegal here in the US according to FCC regulations...)

a simple yes or no answer will do, thank you.

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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2011, 01:26:30 PM »
SLE: Are you saying that its ethical for AV-Comparatives to call themselves "independent" while getting money for those tests and not revealing to this public? (oh btw, this is illegal here in the US according to FCC regulations...)

a simple yes or no answer will do, thank you.

Why it has not disturb you before? Why you have work with "illegal" AV-C. together before? Is it ethical for a security company to work together with an "illegal" company? - a simple yes or no answer will do, thank you Melih.

So, and now out of irony :-)

Melih, i think, that all is not the question! I can understand you, that you felt attacked from AV-Comperatives with their email they had send to you, that they want publish something. And you only defends your company and yourself and your really good product now!
I can really understand you. But the way you have done it, the way how you wants defends yourself and your company, that is critical - cause now, the situation is that the only one who has make something public, that is you.  "Creating trust online" ... hmmm -________-  ... critically ...

I want not say something new now, cause i think SLE have say all. After all this big discussion and this big public show, i can understand the point of SLE too.  - As well as i understand you Melih.

I think, in future it is better to make not so a big show, it is better to clarify this all without the public. And not post every day the same questions about ethical and so on again and again and again. It makes nothing better! That is no solution! do concentrate on the good work that Comodo really done, do, and hope will do allways! - then all is ok ;-)
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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2011, 01:46:55 PM »
SLE: Are you saying that its ethical for AV-Comparatives to call themselves "independent" while getting money for those tests and not revealing to this public? ... a simple yes or no answer will do, thank you.

 :) Here is no simple answer possible and you do a wordplay with "independent" Melih.  "Independent" is a nonsense word at all.

But some details:

Your starting point is wrong - and thats why the question becomes irrelevant:
That they get money from vendors was long known even before your posts.
In their methodology (http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/methodology.pdf) interested people can read it since a long time (page 14f.)

But where is the evidence that this fact makes the test unreliable?
And in that understanding independent for me (sig!) means that the vendors (who all pay the same) have no influence on the results etc. - thats all. 

So what remains? Is it unethical that they not print with large letters in every report "Paid by all participants" and only written it down in there methodology (to which is reffered in every report)? 
Everything depends on somenthing, esp. in buisness  - "independent" is a nonsense word at all.

AV-Tests always depends on many things:
- without money no tests would be possible. In that point they are dependent.
- the tests also depend from methodology, from samples sources etc. In that point they are dependent.

So now I wait for your answers! What is with all the testing organisations?




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Re: Comodo Agrees to pay $50,000 to AV-Comparatives.org.....
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2011, 02:05:40 PM »
I'm not totally sure, but I suspect that it might have had something to do with all the other AV testing organisations not attempting to blackmail Comodo into censoring their own forums.
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