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Old 01-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Freehand software (so there!...'-}}) lovers...

Apparently Adobe is being sued by those who use and love Freehand software by freefreehand.org

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Freehand lo..... ah. Lovers of Freehand. I thought you meant ... um ... I'm not sure I knew quite what to think. ;-)

   
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Freehand lo..... ah. Lovers of Freehand. I thought you meant ... um ... I'm not sure I knew quite what to think. ;-)
My mind tossed up a few images too.

   
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My mind tossed up a few images too.
One gutter's pretty much like the next, eh? ;-)

   
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ROFL!! I knew I should have reworded the thread title...'-}}

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Old 01-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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I wonder what their suit is about. Perhaps trying to get Adobe to turn development over to someone else?

   
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Yeah ... that seemed like a rather critical omission from the Web site.

   
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #8
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Want to join me in filing suit agains whoever sold these people software for creating web sites. They Must Be Stopped!!!

There actually is more info there but you have to figure out which of the various logos to click to get there. "There" in this case being approximately here:

http://www.freefreehand.org/ffh_newsletter13.html

where they

" ... [demand] that Adobe be permanently enjoined from engaging in acts of monopolization and that competitive conditions be restored in the marketplace."

And that competitive conditions be restored in the marketplace? Pikers. Why not peace on earth and an end to hunger and boredom while they're at it? (Though to be fair, I suppose that setting a precedent in this instance might have a broader effect.)

I'm making plans to attend the victory party. What say we schedule it right after our annual Sahara Snowball Fight.

   
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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And what exactly is this monopoly? If you don't want to get Adobe applications there are plenty of other options out there.

Not to mention that Adobe open sourced PDF years ago. Ooops, I seemed to mention it anyhow.

One last question: do we need to bring our own snowballs?

   
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I guess it's the evil monopoly that, having bought a company to get certain bits, found itself in possession of other bits it didn't quite know what to do with, other than that if released to the wild, it would continue to compete with its own other bits. Very unwise thing for a growing young monopoly to do. So it didn't.

Sure you can buy other stuff, but then how to you keep all those designer-goods-clad designers from sneering at you and your pathetic software? (Me, I just sorta close my eyes and mellow all over 'em.)

   
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