From Hive Mind LOIC
Initially the goal was to change the various annoyances in the UI, how it would resize, didn't have the right icon, didn't run in the systray, etc. Then I expanded this scope to also show a pop up balloon everytime a new command is issued, giving the user some idea about what it's doing. Lastly, since IRC can be hard to setup ad-hoc for these things, I decided to add RSS capability, so that the bots can be controlled via a more reliable network (such as Twitter).
After completing these I thought "Hey, why not keep going?", so I thought I'd increase development on this project, bring in some new features, make it a more professional piece of software, and basically do awesome.
I intend to make this project a legitimate testing platform which allows for the easy testing of a servers ability to stand a distributed denial of service attack. As these attacks grow in frequency and complexity, businesses, governments, and similar, need a simple application which can replicate the experience of a DDoS on their network, without themselves having to go to extreme lengths.
I'll be working on this on my time off from Uni, and will hopefully make it a far more robust and professional platform than it currently is.
The license for this project will always remain Public Domain as it was with the people before me. I will never charge for this software, nor build in any advertisement, or revenue generating functionality. If you paid for this, demand a refund. If you want to make a fork, go for it.