Re: [Follow] Freedom Scientific introduces bugs intentionally!

  • From: "Farfar Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 09:26:03 -0700

I think Dorothy first brought it up. Perhaps she has some details.

Personally I don't really care, since lawsuits are becoming de regeur for 
any business concern.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yadiel" <yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 09:16
Subject: Re: [Follow] Freedom Scientific introduces bugs intentionally!


Hello everybody:


I have heard a lot of mention about the FS law suits... Would anyone care to
explain what they are and what are the reasons for them?


Yadiel

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From: "Cy Selfridge" <cyselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:24 AM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Follow] Freedom Scientific introduces bugs intentionally!

> Farfar, wash out your mouth. (LOLLOLLOL)
> Stuck with ME, God forbid. (LOL)
> Cy, The Anasazi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Farfar Carlson
> Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 10:56 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Follow] Freedom Scientific introduces bugs intentionally!
>
> Well, not to digress even more off topic, but I have to suggest that
> Microsoft's launch of Windows 7 was driven less by user complaints of
> Vista
> than by the competition being offered by Apple. If Microsoft had a
> non-competitive market, we'd still be stuck with Windows ME.
>
> Dave
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Armond" <armond1980@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 21:26
> Subject: [Follow] Freedom Scientific introduces bugs intentionally!
>
>
> Well, guys, whether or not JAWS has been or is tremendously helpful to the
> visually impaired is simply beyond the point. No one can or should deny
> the
> fact that JAWS has been helping thousands of users in a variety of
> context.
> However, that doesn't mean the follies of its developers should be
> ignored.
> That would be like, say, having ignored Windows Vista's multitudinous
> problems and headaches simply because Microsoft has been developing
> different permutations of Windows for so long. On the other hand, what we
> now call a positive experience, or simply a better experience, with
> Windows
> 7 is the direct consequence of user complaints and taking into account
> those
> glitches. Now who can deny the usefulness of Windows? On a similar topic,
> isn't iPhone a revolutionary product with its full-fledged screen reader,
> helping many visually impaired people all over the world with its
> cornucopia
> of apps and functions? But this doesn't prevent users from complaining
> about
> rather serious antenna issues with the 4th generation of iPhones.
> Likewise, when we simply state that Freedom Scientific is moving in the
> wrong direction with its approach toward beta testing and bug
> handling--and
> I don't want to mention the issue of the frequency of major upgrades which
> unnecessarily kill SMA licenses, it doesn't mean that we excoriate the
> whole
> history of JAWS from the HJ days forward. Rather, it's just meant to keep
> both the user community and, hopefully, the developers aware of the issues
> which have beleagured JAWS. As for this particular bug, why should people
> buy extra language packs when Unicode support in combination with a TTS
> engine can do the job? And this has been the case for some years and is
> still the case with other screen readers which support Unicode. And, last
> but not least, this has nothing to do with international sanctions against
> a
> particular country; rather, it's a totally technical issue as, say, Arab
> countries aren't under any particular sanctions whatsoever. Imagine having
> to purchase JAWS language packs from certain dealers in order to be able
> to
> read and write in Russian, Greek, and Polish.
>
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