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RE: filmscanners: OT: copyrights



What sticks in my craw isn't everyone copying Xerox so much as Apple's 
litigation on behalf of the look and feel of their particular copy...

john.hayward.hopco@attglobal.net (John Hayward at Hopco) wrote:

> Gosh - what would have happened if MS had licensed the GUI 
> design from Xerox. Maybe XRX would not in such financial 
> distress today.
> 
> In any event, this shows how few truly original ideas there are.
> 
> John
> 
>   > -----Original Message-----
>   > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>   > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of B.Rumary
>   > Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2001 5:32 PM
>   > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>   > Subject: Re: filmscanners: OT: copyrights
>   > 
>   > 
>   > In <B6EBEA7B.386%jimsnyder@insight.rr.com>, Jim Snyder wrote:
>   > 
>   > > I do have a problem with Microsoft copying the
>   > > Macintosh interface and denying that it is a copy. Apple 
>   > copied the ideas
>   > > for a mouse, the GUI interface, and more, but there was no 
>   > denial of where
>   > > the ideas came from (somehow better). All shades of gray...
>   > >
>   > Actually Apple stole these GUI ideas from Xerox PARC's 
>   > Smalltalk and then 
>   > tried to claim they were their own invention, to stop anyone 
>   > else from using 
>   > them. They were successful in crippling the GEM GUI in this 
>   > way, which is 
>   > why GEM failed to take off. This is why MS claimed their 
>   > Windows ideas were 
>   > original - to get round Apple's legal challenges!
>   > 
>   > Brian Rumary, England
>   > 
> http://freespace.virgin.net/brian.rumary/homepage.htm
> 
> 
> 




 




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