If you are reading this, then openwhatsapp.org is still alive (probably).
Wazapp, OpenWA, Yowsup and another 35 open source projects on Github which are in anyway related to WhatsApp have received a DMCA takedown notice and their repositories were disabled. Some projects have been there for more than a year. It seemed like only when developers figured out WhatsApp's newly updated protocol that they resorted to "Plan B", shoot them all down. So much for Openwhatsapp's initial (naive) goals.
Are they right in their claims? I'm no legal expert, but I'm not sure for example where Wazapp stands in all this. It does not have "WhatsApp" in its name, it carries a different icon, and doesn't contain code related to WhatsApp's service. You cannot it use it on its own since it's only a frontend to a separate library, written ground-up by myself. Or are they just being greedy?
They have done a good job gathering the whole list of WhatsApp-related open source projects, but I'm wondering though if the "attack" is only on open source projects, otherwise I'm interested to see what they are going to do about this.