Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 20:24 UTC
Legal Well, this was rather unexpected. As it turns out, Commodore USA's CEO Barry Altman isn't particularly pleased about the article I wrote earlier today in which I placed a considerable amount of scepticism with regards to Commodore USA and its business (and website). He (not his lawyer) sent us a threatening email demanding we take down the article, post a new correction article, the whole shebang. The entire email - as an image, you'll want the original formatting - after the break. Our reply? We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.
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RE[2]: Comment by alexandru_lz
by alexandru_lz on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by alexandru_lz"
alexandru_lz
Member since:
2007-02-11

Well, thanks :-) -- though I hope you will not be borrowing my incorrect grammar in the post ("had sent", not "had send"... meh, it was early in the morning).

There is one thing that has been going through my head, and now that I think of it, I think Thom is right in saying that at this moment, every Amiga business looks shoddy.

If a company came out with a great product that runs Amiga OS and can actually market it (i.e. send it to my corner of the world -- if they can send it here, chances are they can send some to the Klingons as well), that would be awesome even if it's not called Amiga <something>. Seriously, does anyone here actually care? If it looks like an Amiga, runs Amiga OS, but they can't call it Amiga because of the licensing -- well, as far as anyone is concerned, it's a new Amiga. Just go redneck-style, print a paper of the Amiga logo and stick it on it. If it worked on my coffee cup, it's going to work on my computer, too.

I'll be adding Rule #133 to my list of rules to follow in life: if a company begins by acquiring patents, trademarks and legal decisions before they actually have a damn office, they will hardly be able to screw a lightbulb, let alone build a computer. It's right after Rule #132, which says "our grandparents have been designing CPUs and computers for 60 years and all we got were these lousy x86_64 Dells."

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

You happen to have rules? What's #1?

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alexandru_lz Member since:
2007-02-11

The one young people with MBAs never seem to remember: when you have no idea what you're talking about, the guy who does is probably right.

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