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February 02, 2007

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Harold,

Powerful stand. I'd love it if IT guys from around the world decided that they would rather not fix any systems than ran bb, a nice little student boycott would be nice and top it all off with a number of administrators waking up and realizing that all this is really about giving them and their students less choice in the marketplace and NOT about building a better product.

Who would they sue anyway - Source Forge? You can't sue a project, especially one that nobody owns. This is definitely an attempt to divide and conquer; a typical move by a typical corporation. All that the rest of us can do is keep their feet to the fire and ensure that the issue does not drop off the radar screen. Personally, I would rather not take a contract, lucrative as it may be, than work with a Blackboard installation.

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