[ale] Android Tablets
jlightner at water.com
Fri Aug 20 10:47:35 EDT 2010
Telling you they won't help you if you don't do things their way is not
quite the same as telling you that you can't ignore their way because
they still own it.
I do NOT believe the law was intended to allow people to assert
ownership and tie you to THEIR service and THEIR supplies. However,
many folks (including printer companies) are perverting it for that
Also saying "if you don't like it buy something else" is the same BS
argument you get when organizations start using "industry standard"
contracts. You can't "buy something else" if everyone asserts the same
ownership after sale rights as they all will do eventually if people
don't make noise about it when it starts.
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Subject: Re: [ale] Android Tablets
I know they do on my Ford. I have a specified interface into the
systems on-board, and they tell me that I void my warranty if I try and
interface other than the specified way. Further, I have to bring my car
in to the dealer (ONLY...no other repair shops) to fix it and since I
voided my warranty I then have to pay full price for the service for
them to re-flash my on-board computer.
On Aug 20, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Calvin Harrigan wrote:
> On 8/20/2010 9:49 AM, Lightner, Jeff wrote:
>> That sort of misses the point.
>> What if you bought a car and the manufacturer told you they retained
>> ownership rights in all the embedded systems?
> Not sure if that analogy would hold. Doesn't the car company still
> the embedded systems, at least the software that runs on them?
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