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 From: Kev InAz
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 Arizona - United States
 Kev InAz
 To: Eric den Doop
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 Eric den Doop
Subject: RE: Foxpro forum
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Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:26:41 AM         

> I understand your feeling. I am not a legal expert but I think the MS lawyers are correct in this case. You registered a domain called foxpro.org and that would be pretty much the same as if I'd register a domain like www.bentley.org or www.microsoft.org or www.symantec.org or www.cocacola.org. I mean: these are registered trademarks. Can you tell a bit more about what they wrote in their letter?
> I looked up the whois info for foxpro.org at http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois and the domain is still registered to the Fox Team in Redmond.
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> Eric den Doop
> www.foxite.com - The Home Of The Visual FoxPro Experts

It's been so long I cannot even remember the details of the letter. But it was very short with the main words, "Cease and Desist". Yes, legally they might be right, but it was the way in which they handled it. If a rep. had called me and politely explained why it was not possible I would have made a big difference. I could see if I had created the site to promote FP for my own financial benefit, but I explained to them it was non-profit and just like most other times I have dealt with M$ on software matters, it's always just a cold response. I remember when I first purchase V. InterDev, the ODBC driver for VFP did not work. I called and told them I purchased the software knowing the ODBC driver was part of it and needed it urgently for a project. They told me there was no status on when the fix would be out, so I asked where I could get a refund for V. InterDev and they said I could not since it was opened. I was an absolute fan of FoxPro back in the DOS days, but M$ slowely continues to keep me dissolutioned. I still don't mind programming in VFP but the more I have to deal with M$ the more I look to other avenues.

But I must say, forums like this are what keep me interested in VFP. So there is still hope for me yet. :)

Any negative statements I express here about M$ are simply my opinions. I know there are many people who are very satisfied with them and I respect that.


Foxpro forum Posted by Kev InAz @ 4/23/2003 8:30:42 AM
RE: Foxpro forum Posted by Eric den Doop @ 4/23/2003 8:53:50 AM
RE: Foxpro forum Posted by Kev InAz @ 4/23/2003 9:26:41 AM