PDA

View Full Version : Apple gets shirty about open source podcasting tool


MacBytes
Nov 15, 2005, 02:32 PM
http://www.macbytes.com/images/bytessig.gif (http://www.macbytes.com)

Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Apple gets shirty about open source podcasting tool (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051115153235)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

balamw
Nov 15, 2005, 02:46 PM
"Fortunately for us, Apple's lawyers were polite almost to the point of being apologetic and entirely reasonable. It's not appropriate for me to go into the details of our arrangement but I can say I don't feel hard done by. Sure I wouldn't have minded not having to change our name, but that couldn't really be avoided," he wrote.

Shirty? I for one applaud Apple in defending their trademarks without being unreasonable about it, at least in this case.

B

Danksi
Nov 15, 2005, 02:54 PM
Fortunately for us, Apple's lawyers were polite almost to the point of being apologetic — and entirely reasonable. It's not appropriate for me to go into the details of our arrangement but I can say I don't feel hard done by. Sure I wouldn't have minded not having to change our name, but that couldn't really be avoided

Could have been worse I guess.

nagromme
Nov 15, 2005, 03:31 PM
I'd have gone with "Podcaster Studio" or something with podcast in it, instead of something with iPod in it.

PS, this use of "shirty" on ZDnet Business>Legal may have a record-breaking ratio of Buffy-quote-obscurity vs. mainstream-humorless-content.

balamw
Nov 15, 2005, 04:06 PM
PS, this use of "shirty" on ZDnet Business>Legal may have a record-breaking ratio of Buffy-quote-obscurity vs. mainstream-humorless-content.
Note: It's ZDNet UK. They have their own language on the other side of the pond ;)

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=shirty

B

macjunkie82
Nov 15, 2005, 05:13 PM
"Fortunately for us, Apple's lawyers were polite almost to the point of being apologetic and entirely reasonable. It's not appropriate for me to go into the details of our arrangement but I can say I don't feel hard done by. Sure I wouldn't have minded not having to change our name, but that couldn't really be avoided," he wrote.

At least they were nice about it. I always picture Apple Legal as the leg breakin' type.

heh :rolleyes:

dubbz
Nov 15, 2005, 05:17 PM
At least they were nice about it. I always picture Apple Legal as the leg breakin' type.

heh :rolleyes:

Yes, I guess it's not quite as bad if you get a nice letter instead of something more resembling a death threat. I though they were were of the "leg breakin'" type. Maybe it was new layer? :p

(I also seem to remember that Google use to be pretty nice about this kind of things).

nagromme
Nov 15, 2005, 06:03 PM
Note: It's ZDNet UK. They have their own language on the other side of the pond ;)

Ah! A piece of the puzzle falls into place. It was Spike who said that after all...

And I thought I watched enough BBC TV. Must need to watch some more.