|In reply to Comment 119 (TimeWillTell):|
I've not felt the need to post much in this thread yet, as most of the issues are already addressed at the petition site. I don't see much discussion anyway, it's mostly parroting of the marketing arguments in that infamous executive update. To take one example as an illustration: "Amiga Inc. needs to protect itself against piracy, piracy would be rampant if Amiga Inc. came up with another distribution policy". Yes, of course it needs to protect itself against piracy, but there are a million and one ways to do that which don't require anything from third party hardware vendors. Try to think for yourselves instead of just repeating what we all can read in black and white - *why* do think think what you're arguing for is good? This is a thread in reply to the announcement of the amigapop.8bit.co.uk site, so if your statement is already answered on that site then it's rather useless and boring to repeat the statement without explaining your reasoning.
As I said, I haven't posted much until now, but when I see total garbage and plain lies like this...
> Seehund has been attacking Amiga Inc. in every forum that he
> posts on for the past year/years. Now, he says that this would be
> good for Amiga Inc. Whereas, I believe he has every right to
> attack Amiga Inc., somehow, his motives seem of dubious origins.
> This is seems all the more true when reading the less than sincere
> description of Amiga Inc.'s license policy.
...then I'm pissed off. I have not attacked anyone, and the petition has FUCK ALL to do with "attacking" any company, person or other entity. Stop spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about individuals at least. Can't the most blinkered fanatics of either of your invented "sides" please keep your damn moronic flamewars for yourselves and stop seeing every disagreement as an "attack" against your infallible idols?! It's like seeing the reaction of 13 year old girl fans of [insert commercial boy-band here] being told that their idols can't compose music. If you like a product you're not obliged to defend every word and action from the vendor of that product with your life.
Yeah, sure, I must have motives of "dubious origins"... Right. I want to buy AmigaOS and I don't want the software company selling that OS to deprive me of hardware and hardware vendor options for no technical reason, or try to dictate the conditions for hardware vendors to sell their hardware to whomever they damn well like. "OMG, he must belong to the evil minions of MorphOS! Burn him at the stake!"
Really now, if I was disagreeing with a Microsoft policy, in whatever kind of forum, then a post like the one I'm replying to here would be dismissed as a Microsoft employee doing his daily astroturfing routine, but in Amiga related forums it almost seems to be a normal course of action for users to take?
P.S. Hey moderators (if there's anyone left ;)), when will this be moved to the "Web" category?