“I don’t know why you think that makes us a dick.”
Why? This is why:
“it’s a registered Trademark in most countries around the world and if you actually release an open source project called kik, our trademark lawyers are going to be banging on your door and taking down your accounts and stuff like that — and we’d have no choice but to do all that because you have to enforce trademarks or you lose them.”
It’s called intimidation.
I used to think that in this bad story your company acted rightfully, but at this point Azer is just a victim and he did the only thing in his power.