Founder of a Nellore primarily based startup company, W3Layouts, Hidayatullah Shaik, expressed dissatisfaction at the way the BJP, one in every of the most critical country large parties within the international, used their free template for his or her website and removed the one-way link which gives credit score to their company.
Speaking to this newspaper over smartphone from Bengaluru on Monday, Mr. Shaik stated they came to know about the BJP the usage of their template following a tweet by using Ashish R. Sharma on March 21, 2019.
He said that they have been to start with glad and excited that the BJP IT cellular became the use of their template for the birthday party website however devastated to look that their inbound link turned into eliminated without paying and credit to W3Layouts.
“The BJP’s legit site was down, following hacking for a while. We were glad to peer that they had been returned, in particular, while we have been informed that they chose to use certainly one of W3Layout’s templates. It turned into offered to our be aware by using @ashishdevziners on Twitter. The layout utilized by BJP turned into “Peek” — constructed using W3Layouts. While the design is unfastened to use, it consists of a one-way link. A small hyperlink at the cease of the web page which shows that the “layout is with the aid of W3Layouts,” Mr. Shaik said.
He alleged that there had been no response from BJP to their tweets about casting off the hyperlink and sought information in their IT specialists.
He brought that the IT cell started converting the template after he tweeted about the motive in the back of now not giving credit score to them.
He stated that their templates are unfastened, but the customers must pay a nominal sum of `six hundred if they intend to eliminate the inbound link that gives credit to their firm.
The JP removed traces of W3Layout using three.30 am on March 23 even as we were tweeting them no longer to accomplish that.
A local of Nellore and engineering graduate in Computer Science from C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering & Technology in Tamil Nadu, Mr Shaik advised this correspondent that their website had half of 1,000,000 users across the world for W3Layouts, and their dream is to make theirs the arena No 1 internet site in the class and not to earn cash.