Re: Breadbox ownership was-- Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer - GEOS

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  1. Re: Breadbox ownership was-- Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer

    Bob,

    I sometimes marvel at the logic behind some of the comments. Don't these
    people have any concept of a what a "for profit" software company has to
    deal with to make their payroll? I really think they believe its an American
    version of the German Hobby Club House where programmers try to outwit each
    other trying to invent fun projects to work on and brag about, in the hopes
    of maybe getting some cash for their efforts.


    "Bob" wrote in message
    news:6Tu1b.171498$cF.59008@rwcrnsc53...
    > I know if I was the owner of BBX I would be THRILLED to expend money,
    > (packaging, media etc.) on yet another product that would generate ZERO

    cash
    > flow. What a GREAT business concept!!
    >
    > "Pat" wrote in message
    > news:fyd1b.26419$Cd2.14493@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
    > > William,
    > >
    > > You certainly have my vote. Now you have to petition BBX to do it.
    > >
    > >
    > > "William Ove" wrote in message
    > > news:BB694657-2FCC7@67.2.178.58...
    > > > >I think that Bob is trying to tell you that the effort extended to

    > crank
    > > > out
    > > > >a software port like you indicated is inordinately out of scale with

    > the
    > > > >effort needed to do it. Lets say it were to take a couple of man

    years,
    > > > what
    > > > >team of knowledgeable GEOS types do you think is going to give their

    > free
    > > > >time? First of all, there aren't enough of them to keep GEOS on the

    PC
    > > > >alive, so its even a wilder stretch of the imagination to think of

    > other
    > > > >implementations.
    > > > >
    > > > >Here is a rule of thumb to use in the future. Its over on every

    > platform.
    > > >
    > > > I am not talking about a port. GEOS for the Apple II was written long

    > ago.
    > > > There is nothing that needs to be done to it. For a long time it has

    > been
    > > > essentially abandon ware. John's post clarified its ownership.

    Breadbox
    > is
    > > > in a position to make a legitimate distribution of Apple II GEOS.
    > > >
    > > > I am sure there is no economic incentive to distribute Apple II GEOS,

    > but
    > > > it does have a small good will value. If nothing else a distribution

    > would
    > > > make it clear that a copyright still exists and is in force on the
    > > > software.
    > > >
    > > > bill
    > > > --
    > > > \/\/i||i@^^ ()\/e
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  2. Re: Breadbox ownership was-- Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer

    It is amazing Pat! Simply inane concepts that anyone at a community college
    level "Business 101" course would shake their head in disgust at.

    "Pat" wrote in message
    newsmv1b.43$kF1.25@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
    > Bob,
    >
    > I sometimes marvel at the logic behind some of the comments. Don't these
    > people have any concept of a what a "for profit" software company has to
    > deal with to make their payroll? I really think they believe its an

    American
    > version of the German Hobby Club House where programmers try to outwit

    each
    > other trying to invent fun projects to work on and brag about, in the

    hopes
    > of maybe getting some cash for their efforts.
    >
    >
    > "Bob" wrote in message
    > news:6Tu1b.171498$cF.59008@rwcrnsc53...
    > > I know if I was the owner of BBX I would be THRILLED to expend money,
    > > (packaging, media etc.) on yet another product that would generate ZERO

    > cash
    > > flow. What a GREAT business concept!!
    > >
    > > "Pat" wrote in message
    > > news:fyd1b.26419$Cd2.14493@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
    > > > William,
    > > >
    > > > You certainly have my vote. Now you have to petition BBX to do it.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "William Ove" wrote in message
    > > > news:BB694657-2FCC7@67.2.178.58...
    > > > > >I think that Bob is trying to tell you that the effort extended to

    > > crank
    > > > > out
    > > > > >a software port like you indicated is inordinately out of scale

    with
    > > the
    > > > > >effort needed to do it. Lets say it were to take a couple of man

    > years,
    > > > > what
    > > > > >team of knowledgeable GEOS types do you think is going to give

    their
    > > free
    > > > > >time? First of all, there aren't enough of them to keep GEOS on the

    > PC
    > > > > >alive, so its even a wilder stretch of the imagination to think of

    > > other
    > > > > >implementations.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >Here is a rule of thumb to use in the future. Its over on every

    > > platform.
    > > > >
    > > > > I am not talking about a port. GEOS for the Apple II was written

    long
    > > ago.
    > > > > There is nothing that needs to be done to it. For a long time it has

    > > been
    > > > > essentially abandon ware. John's post clarified its ownership.

    > Breadbox
    > > is
    > > > > in a position to make a legitimate distribution of Apple II GEOS.
    > > > >
    > > > > I am sure there is no economic incentive to distribute Apple II

    GEOS,
    > > but
    > > > > it does have a small good will value. If nothing else a distribution

    > > would
    > > > > make it clear that a copyright still exists and is in force on the
    > > > > software.
    > > > >
    > > > > bill
    > > > > --
    > > > > \/\/i||i@^^ ()\/e
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




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