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simon: You obviously have little concern for the legitimate programmers who would be deprived of their rewards for the work they've done. Even where we don't ourselves own the copyright, as publishers of their work we have a duty to protect their IPR.

I agree with Chris that if the original authors or copyright holders aren't interested in doing upgrades then it's a very different situation, but in this case APDL have invested a lot of money in doing proper 32 bit versions of many of our software titles (latest, BTW, is a 32 bit version of Font Fiend) and if we can't recoup our investment there's no point in doing it. If we stop doing this sort of work I'm sure you'd be at the head of the queue moaning.

I'm quite happy to talk with Colin about any work he's done, just a bit annoyed that he didn't contact me *first*, though I assume that this was just a bit thoughtless on his part rather than deliberate. After all, I don't think anyone could say that APDL has vanished from the market, or that we aren't actively doing this sort of work ourselves.

 is a RISC OS Userapdl on 4/11/04 7:48AM
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