keynote speaker, PyCon Reminder: Early bird reg deadline 2/1
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jan 20 23:22:02 CET 2004
In article <mailman.541.1074598380.12720.python-list at python.org>,
John Benson <jsbenson at bensonsystems.com> wrote:
>Isn't Kapor the Lotus guy that tried to quash Borlands Quattro Pro because
>it offered an alternative Lotus-user-friendly menuing structure? (see
According to http://www.kapor.com/homepages/mkapor/bio0701.htm :
He founded Lotus Development Corp. in 1982 and with Jonathan Sachs,
who was responsible for technical architecture and implementation,
created Lotus 1-2-3. He served as the President (later Chairman) and
Chief Executive Officer of Lotus from 1982 to 1986 and as a Director
According to http://www.lgu.com/publications/softcopy/20.shtml
Lotus began in early 1987 by filing suit in federal court in
Massachusetts against Paperback Software and Mosaic Software, two
so-called Lotus "clone" developers. These companies had published
programs which copied the Lotus 1-2-3 command sequence virtually word
for word. The cases were assigned to Judge Robert Keeton.
So it's not clear to what extent, if any, Kapor was responsible for
these legal shenanigans.
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