- Jul 2019
This blog post pertains to version 3.0 of Ares Digital, which was unreleased as of 2 July 2019. The system's development, despite the numerical designation, has not been iterative. Each version was essentially created from scratch.
Former Axanar CTO Terry Mcintosh disputes ownership of Ares Digital as a trademark, and claims to have applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for registration of the name as a trademark. As of 2 July 2019 the trademark does not appear in the USPTO database.
The original Ares Digital, never fully completed, was created by McIntosh. Version 2.0 was coded by Bill Watters, who has since resigned as CTO. Version 3.0 was created in his spare time by developer Jerry Ablan.