Re: Freedom Suing GW Micro

Second that all the way. Personally myself, I think FS has every right to sue, simply b/c they were the first ones to come up with place markers in the contxt of the internet. GW Micro's blog is full of comments to the effect of "Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! It's not fair! We're the victims!" to which I have one thing to say--stop whining and actually innovate instead of stealing everyone else's ideas then! Let's see--Window-Eyes 7. Oh yeah, scripting--who came up with that first? Oh yeah, place markers--who was first again? Oh and let's see--using Eloquence--um, ... yes, you get the picture. I can assure you all that JAWS 10 will blow you all away, and it will make Window-Eyes 7 look like JAWS 3.7 under Windows XP. Let's not get all worked up over this little tiny story and focus on what really matters. FS is already the leader and they know it, and we all know it as well. that's not the issue, the issue is GW Micro's dishonesty and outright theft of ideas when they should have been really innovative. The real issue is that in the long run we, the end-users, come out ahead. I'm not sure how that will look, but that's the goal. that's how things are designed to work, and that's the way that things will go. So, there's that in context. :)

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Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 3:23 PM
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I surely don't know the entire story behind this news but I do know that FS
and others certainly have to pay licensing fees for the products they use
from Microsoft and even the Braille translator in JAWS.  This may be
something like that or it may not.  Remember that the only news we have
heard is from GW Micro who, like it or not, is far behind in the screen
reading market.  I don't say this to trash the product as I think it is a
good product written by smart and caring people but the facts are the facts.

Karl

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-----Original Message-----
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Of john.falter
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:57 PM
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Subject: Re: Freedom Suing GW Micro

In software and manufacturing, many techniques are patented.
GW micro may have to pay for some license.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:52 PM
Subject: FW: Freedom Suing GW Micro


I thought the JAWS users would be as interested in this development as
anyone.

It looks to me like blind users are the obvious losers here, if as is
claimed, capabilities of a screen reader can be patented so that no
other products to aid blind users can make use of them.

Absolutely, unbelievable, and what a loss for us all.




-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:42 PM
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Subject: Freedom Suing GW Micro

Doug recently posted a very interesting blog entry that you
should read:

http://www.gwmicro.com/blog/index.php/all/2008/07/24/do_compan
ies_really_compete_on_who_has_t

Aaron
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