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Subject: Re: Open source software for Archos Petition - please sign

Re: Open source software for Archos Petition - please sign

From: JMP <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 21:18:53 +0100

On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 10:02:55 -0800, David McIntyre wrote:

> I've tried getting this info. They couldn't understand my e-mail. Does anyone
> know the native language of the developers and want to send them the same thing
> I sent a while back? It's in the email archive.
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 03:24:40PM +0000, BlueChip wrote:
>> I am sure that 1834 emails to SlashDot and TheRegister would have far more
>> of an impact that 238 names on a web page.
>> If you want to speak to Archos, the FIRST thing you need to find out is WHY
>> this policy is in place. Unless you understand THEIR point of view,
>> positive negotiations are likely to be impossible.
>> At 15:57 23/11/03 +0100, you wrote:
>>>is it really like you say?
>>>i have no real experience concerning online petititions, but at least i
>>>find them useful:
>>>you can see, how many people share your opinion and are willing to sign
>>>with their name for that opinion.
>>>i already wrote a mail to archos and didn`t even get a reply - what should
>>>i do about it?
>>>if there are 1834(or whatever number) people writing the SAME letter and
>>>also get no reply, i think
>>>this is another dimension. e.g. it could attract attention to the
>>>think if this got slashdotted.....
>>>> --- roland <> wrote:
>>>> > I wondered that there was no thread regarding this on the list.
>>>> maybe it's because online petitions never actually accomplish anything?
>>>> -scott
>>>> __________________________________
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David, I contacted the French Archos hotline last year and the lady who
treated my case (in French of course) had a strong American accent and I'm
pretty sure she is a native American. I have no doubt that the French staff
on the Archos team is articulate both in French and in English, though they
may find it convenient not to understand English petitions. However, here
is a translation for the petition. If someone wants to make improvements, I
have no objections.


Nous, soussignés, appartenant à la communauté enthousiaste des utilisateurs
d'Archos, pensons que les produits Archos Multimédia bénéficieraient
grandement d'un projet de logiciel libre ("open source").
Nous pensons qu'un tel projet sera bénéfique à la fois pour les
utilisateurs d'Archos et pour société Archos elle-même. Nous souhaitons
qu'Archos soutienne les efforts de tiers qui souhaitent écrire des
logiciels pour leur matériel informatique - ou tout au moins ne s'y oppose
pas. Alors que nous serions très heureux de tout soutien qu'Archos pourrait
nous apporter, nous demandons simplement que la société Archos autorise la
création de logiciels tiers gratuits et totalement originaux applicables à
la gamme d'appareils Archos portables tels que les AV300, AV100 et JBM20
entre autres.

Cordialement vôtres,

Les soussignés:
Received on 2003-11-23

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