(or The Reason Snappy Driver Installer Origin Exists)

By late 2016, I had been using SDI as part of my business for a little while. The program is a huge time saver and it “just works(tm)”. The author was looking for someone to take over the project. I began learning the code, fixing bugs, adding new features and doing the official builds.

A few months later, the author handed the project over to someone else. I never received a satisfactory explanation as to why this was done. These ‘other’ people started doing their own builds and inserting adware, back doors and hidden third party software installations and posting these dodgy builds on the official web site.

Needless to say, I was not happy and neither were our loyal end users. SDI was a free, open source application. It never contained any malware. When I discovered these unethical practices and realised I was powerless to do anything about it, I forked the project and set up a new web site to continue Snappy Driver Installer in the tradition in which it was originally developed.

So, to answer your question, Snappy Driver Installer Origin, the web site you are now reading, is the original Snappy Driver Installer as it always was and will continue to be. The old project known as Snappy Driver Installer is no longer in the hands of the original developers, is no longer open source and is not safe to use.

Snappy Driver Installer Origin remains a free, open source project. However, if you want to show your appreciation for my hard work and help keep the project alive, please contribute via Patreon or Paypal. Subscribing via Patreon gives you access to the developers and allows you to participate in the SDIO community and have a say in it’s future direction.

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