Oddly enough, the first time I called for Protel support back with P98, the first
thing they told me to do was join this list.  Q, Does Protel send my support dollars
to maintain this group then?

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Brian Guralnick


----- Original Message -----
From: "Abd ul-Rahman Lomax" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Altium Total Support Brochure


| At 09:37 AM 12/13/01 -0600, Frank Gilley wrote:
|
| >Now, I would like to point out that all of us who post regularly to this
| >list are "public figures" now, and might receive preferential treatment
| >simply to keep stuff like this off this board.  I don't know if this is
| >happening, but it sure isn't brain surgery to figure that
| >out....especially since they are now charging for the black hole treatment.
|
| If anyone is getting preferential treatment in order to keep criticism off
| of this list, it is invisible to me. Once I was contacted by Mr. Martin and
| asked to cease a particular discussion -- this was more than a year ago;
| there were legal issues involved, Protel was researching them, there was
| possible harm to users and/or to Protel, so I agreed. There was no quid pro
| quo, no special treatment offered to me.
|
| I have seen no sign of any other attempt to influence my writing. At
| various times, I have heard comments from Protel officers like "you ought
| to never have to pay for an upgrade again," but this was spontaneous and as
| an expression of gratitude for the work I have done, not a carrot offered
| to induce me to some action.
|
| I haven't called Protel for support, ever, so I don't have experience with
| that. I was introduced to this list from the beginning. I've called many
| times with issues around license resales, etc. My impression has been that
| most of the people I talked with did not know who I was. (When Protel was
| in Utah, usually I was recognised.)
|
| I do, however, have some access to back channels; I've had good
| correspondence and conversations with a number of Protel/Altium officers,
| up to the top; but I have not attempted to use those channels; I've been
| intending to write to Protel about the ATS situation and some related
| issues, but I haven't found the time yet.
|
| It was true at one time that nearly every Protel employee read this list.
| My impression is that this has changed, particularly the U.S. sales people
| don't seem to be aware of how discussions are going here.
|
| [EMAIL PROTECTED]
| Abdulrahman Lomax
| Easthampton, Massachusetts USA
|
|

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