[lug] [Boulder.pm] SparkFun Gets a Cease and Desist Letter

Paul E Condon pecondon at mesanetworks.net
Mon Oct 26 14:53:29 MDT 2009

On 20091026_132936, Brennen Bearnes wrote:
> Hey all,
> Thanks for the support. :)
> I used to lug around boxes and server hardware for $8/hr down at Sun's
> Broomfield campus. Met a bunch of good people there, though I'm guessing a
> fair number of them have been let go since.
> As far as protest goes, I think we'd get the most mileage out of blog posts
> or friendly e-mails to anyone y'all know at Sun / SPARC International who
> might have influence. As various people have pointed out, SPARC Int'l is its
> own organization, albeit one with Sun as (presumably) its most influential
> member.
> Brennen
> 2009/10/26 Carl Wagner <carl.wagner at verbalworld.com>
> > Cross posting to BLUG as they should know about the C&D as well.
> >
> > I have never done anything like this before, but how about doing a protest
> > at Sun's office in Interlocken?
> > Signs on sticks, hand out fliers as to why Sun is evil to do this and that
> > SparkFun sells completely different products.
> >
> > I would think that several of the local LUG people would support this as
> > well.  Possibly send an announcement to the EE,  CE and CS departments at
> > CU, CSU, etc. about this.  Nate should be contacted to make sure he doesn't
> > have an issue with it though.
> >

I missed the initial post. Is Spark Int'l objecting to SparkFun?
Surely the origin of 'spark' in the name SparkFun is a reference to
one of the many exciting things that can happen when one is
experimenting with electronic components. If Sun prevails, SparkFun
could become SmokeFun, or FireFun. Oh, no. That might anger Mozilla's
corporate masters.

Paul E Condon           
pecondon at mesanetworks.net

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