Jason Scott, here. An example of a very messy situation that may never be
totally untangled, so consider all of this information in transit and still
The DarkStar BBS software was considered ahead of its time and impressive
by many people who came into contact with it. Towards the middle of the
1990's, a beta version of the software came available, but was ultimately
not released as a full production system. This caused a good number of
hard feelings, including feeling defrauded or burned.
Jerry Thomas Hunter (J. Thomas Hunter, occasionally) wrote the software,
and the names Ken and James McDowell have come up, although it is not clear
in what capacity.