[Coco] Re : Software offer and Drive Pak solution
surtoutnombliepas at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 17 12:59:39 EDT 2010
Mr. Pitre, you doesn't like Roger and it's your right.
But what this have to do with the debate about the fact that Rainbow and Phoenix
run under Windows and not Linux or any other free OS?
De : Boisy G. Pitre <boisy at tee-boy.com>
À : CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Envoyé le : Ven 17 septembre 2010, 12h 18min 36s
Objet : Re: [Coco] Software offer and Drive Pak solution
I was going to stay quiet on this whole issue, but apparently the truth needs to
be stated again.
Roger is not a victim.
Roger is unethical.
Case in point: Roger has used of my time and work to advance his own work at the
expense of mine. At his request, I gave him an advance copy of HDB-DOS (which
he promised to buy), only to discover months later that he was coming out with a
He has never paid for the copy I sent to him. He has never apologized. In
Roger's eyes, he has done nothing wrong.
It is one thing to put out a competing product in a small market. It's an
entirely different matter when you do it on the back of the people who have the
This is unethical.
On Sep 17, 2010, at 10:34 AM, Rogelio Perea wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com> wrote:
>> Ah, where do I start... :) Rainbow and Phoenix are designed for the whole
>> vintage crowd which covers a heck of a mess of systems. They started with
>> CoCo support then I did the other stuff. Out of hundreds of customers I've
>> gotten the typical rants from the usual CoCo ranters, but this is to be
>> expected and sometimes it helps in the design process. If I gripe back too
>> much it doesn't really help, and money is tight here. If I piss people off,
>> what does this say. So I usually just take the slap and move on.
>> Ultimately, I've had years of fun doing this stuff and I will have many
>> more years of fun to come. Keep CoCo'ing to the bitter end!
> I'm just amazed that within this small group of 8 bit enthusiasts,
> discussions like the one on this thread devolve rather quickly to religious
> exchanges from MANY that contribute nothing to the efforts of the ONE
> actually doing some work of benefit to our beloved platform and hobby.
> My hat is off to you Roger.
> -- RP
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