Something like this would be hard to prove. FWIW tuner's are always trying to look at the others guys stuff and claim what they think they see or don't see and what usually follows is conjecture, speculation, accusations, etc., they always think the other guys stole their software, lol, some have even claimed that a very well respected known tuner ran "stock" software on their FI kit. It is a probably a crime to tamper with the ECU in the 1st place, but the hyperbole here from the usual suspects is just that, conjecture and innuendo, not for the community's sake I'm afraid, but for their own agendas.
Here's one way to see if there's any merit to your "calculated" post here, motors can fail, it happens, but I know of three cars that ran the Gpower M3 kit, all the cars blew up within a short period of time. I know of several cars running the Gintani kit, including myself, most of these kits have thousands of miles on them, so far the motors are all intact, some running 9+psi and Meth. Gpower blamed Meth for one of the three failures, this rumor has been proven false as well, FWIW AA runs Meth too.
I think that might be one SOLID indication the software between the two kits are quite different. Another
solid indicator is that the DCT cars are not the same, there's never been a Gpower DCT car here in CA, so how did they tune those cars to run properly, etc. if they used Gpower's 6MT file?
Do you have any idea how good OE tuning is? Have you read the reviews in the car community? M3 owners are very happy with his tuning, the AMG world is very safisfied with his work as well. Who else has a "file switcher" where you can choose between two ECU files on a BMW? Did it ever occur to you and others that this guy is very good and capable at what he does and that he doesn't need to copy other companies files, and why would he if that particular tune blew up motors?
Having said that I give major props to Gpower for stepping up and paying for the blown motors, but it's very well known in the FI M3
community that their software was the problem and needed fixing, I believe they turned to another tuner for help, if they have fixed the problem, that's good news as the hardware on the gpower kit is outstanding, and they certainly have ran some very fast "verified" Vbox times.
As far as the Hurricane M5 claims, when did Gintani have a Gpower M5 hurricane in their shop? How in the world would they get that software?
Alex is a great guy who works hard and from what I've personally experienced, his M3 kit works great, I've got over 6K on it so far. FWIW all the Gintani Supercharger detractors told me the DCT wouldn't work, the car couldn't handle the boost it's etc., that "I was on borrowed time," I heard this Gpower rumor a long time ago as well, but all those rumor's, like this one seem to be untrue, the car has performed that's all I care about.
The tuner wars are normally based on "rumor" hersay, etc. Having said that what should concern all of us here that favor factual, proven, impartial information, are the actions of the forum owner who posts "rumor" with the intent to hurt a company, rather than what he knows to be facts or proven.
Excellent words of advice, if only the likes of you were running this forum, well said.