Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Sat Aug 16 08:36:51 EDT 2008
>> Someone made a good point about NitrOS9. ...
I want to comment on that specifically. I know what Chuck Youse was
trying to do with his NitrOS-9 analogy and I don't take it personally:
he was pointing out the hypocrisy that some here possess by taking
differing stances on the copyright issue. Another person made a
similar point with the Donkey Kong product. You could even extend
that argument to the Pac-Man game that was released some years ago.
No one is jumping on these authors for their renditions are they?
> Boisy? Wow!?! Now I have the utmost respect and admiration for Mark
> and Cloud 9. But Superboard ain't gonna break any time to market
> records. (Yes I believe it WILL show up and it will be a high
> quality product!!!) How bout a mild retraction here?
Absolutely not. I'll let Mark answer on the SuperBoard since he is
driving the schedule on that, not me.
Another poster mentioned that there are people on this list who don't
have the experience/time/resources to write software or contribute.
Those aren't the people I'm talking about. I'm talking about the
comers and goers who have made big announcements and pronouncements of
what they were going to do, only to peter out in the end. GCC for
the CoCo, replacement GIME, ethernet... I could go on and on.
Wake up! Commodore enthusiasts and other retro-computing communities
have done all of that and more.
Michael Harwood is just one of a long line of big dreamers who start
off big and end limp. He came on here promising a great effort and
promising to deliver on what everyone wants: Rainbow in digital
format. The updates came rapidly, then fewer and fewer. Falk's
death, estate issues, blah blah blah. Excuses, excuses. Then he
wants to sit on here like a hawk on a power line and pounce on
perceived violators. For me, it's the straw that breaks the
proverbial camel's back.
Boisy G. Pitre
Email: boisy at boisypitre.com
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