From: Alan Horkan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 26 2003 - 12:52:25 EDT
On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, M. Fioretti wrote:
> Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 17:46:26 +0200
> From: M. Fioretti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: AbiWord Developer Mailing List <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [abiword-dev] Cheeky F***ers, Negative Advertising.
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 16:48:12 at 04:48:12PM -0400, Leonard Rosenthol (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > At 02:56 PM 6/24/2003 +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > >Saw this while searching using Google and using Abiword as one of my
> > >keywords
> > Just remember folks like that everytime someone clicks on that
> > link - that company has to pay Google...
> > I bet you can click on it a LOT of times ;).
> The fact that TextMaker is saying bad things of competitors came out
I made a point of not naming them and giving them publicity.
May as well name and shame them now.
The real revenge will be Abiword 2.0
> on the OpenOffice discuss list almost simultaneously. Eventually,
I supsect it was posted by someone who is also quietly on abiword-dev list
and to whom we are all very grateful to for his work on deciphering the
msword file format.
> almost everybody came to agree that the one above is a dumb,
immature maybe, not dumb.
> maybe illegal,
I dont believe that for a second.
Manually clicking on advertising they provided just could not be
The probably only pay a fixed amount and when that is gone hopefully they
will realise that they were just wasting their time with negative
> immature idea, and an ineffective one anyway. Nothing
Negative advertising is immature.
I leave it to you to make your own decision of course but I dont think I
will be taking the high moral ground on this one (one of the post on
openoffice discuss suggested that this approach was beneath them/us).
> personal, of course (I thought the same thing as you before listening
> to the objections)
> For details, look for this thread:
> Subject: [discuss] google search for openoffice
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:25:36 +0100
> in the email@example.com list at www.openoffice.org
I would have appreciated it if you had posted the link at least to the
search page of the archives. Here is a relevant post, i think it is at
the start of the thread.
Anyone else out there who is as at least as immature as I am please feel
free to post this to Slashdot and cause real Distributed Denial of Service
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