Архиве ознака: CEO

Barry promises no censorship at new forum!


Source C-USA forums

I agree with +99% of all the suggestions posted here. We now have access to all the data from the old forum; it’s just a matter of extracting what we need, formatting and converting it and then implementing it into all the new categories in our new forum. (not easy).

The topic sections will be greatly expanded to make things easy to use such as specific categories for each different product, sub categories for the various OS variations, hardware & software support, suggestions, general discussions…basically everything we had before, and a lot more. Please keep in mind this may take a week or so (just a guess), but it is our top priority now, along with the updates for Commodore OS Vision & Commodore OS Fusion.

Please keep this quote from the NEWS section in mind as we move forward in this endeavor:

„Please take the time to read our TOS and FAQ. Please understand that this is our official corporate forum, and as such it’s primary purpose is to promote and support our products, our customers, potential future customers and those that have an interest in our line of retro and innovative contemporary products.“

We have no intention to edit, remove, alter, dismiss or in any way censor any of your posts, replies or suggestions. And this specifically includes me . What seemed like a heavy hand in the previous forum will not be the normal operating procedure here. I only ask that things remain civil, constructive criticism is welcome and the postings reflect the true spirit of what we are trying to accomplish. Unlike most other public forums, I would only ask that you think of this forum as my personal living room. All are welcome, but please don’t spit on the floor, use an ashtray, refrain from making nasty comments about the drapes and furniture and treat all our guests respectfully.

Postings that trash our products, trolls, those that reverse engineer our products with the intent to exemplify the costs and sources with the intent to either expose our private business and manufacturing processes, those that discus and or in any way promote our competitors products and those that in any fashion run contrary to our main forum purpose (read the above paragraph) will be deleted. Since this company is privately held, the will be no conversations regarding sales figures, profits and distributions and any other private information that normally would be disclosed for a publicly traded corporation.

The look and feel of this forum will be greatly improved as we intend to apply a new skin (open to immediate discussion and suggestion) There is a huge selection of skins that are available; just Google „vBulletin ver 4.2.0 skins“. There are thousands of selections to choose from….dig in and start exploring.

Lots to do, and with your continued support and patience, we look forward to presenting a truly remarkable and unique forum experience that we can all enjoy.

Barry promised to be a good guy, but corporate TOS makes them eliminate any discussion and resistance. Great Barry, that is the way to clean hands!

And yes Barry who is reverse engeenering whose products, please that part once again!

Note: Original Statememt (c) Barry Altman, CommodoreUSA Bolded words: Frank Spiers, Scotland Footer Bold/Comments: Vox, Serbia

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Barry meets Vox: call me madman please


Must be there is truth in InI perception of  Barron as well as in the way he sees I. Hope Baron will learn one day its RASTAFARIAN, yes I.

Vox,
Sorry to see you were „silenced“ for the next month. Although I do think you are quite mistaken in many of your beliefs, and the manner in which you express your vitriol is quite disturbing, I do believe you have every right to express your opinions. Perhaps a different forum, or one that is private, like this, is better suited to get your point across.
Let me get a few things straight with you. I have read your rants, tirades, accusations, and sometimes outright lies, which clearly approaches the definition of slander, for some time now. I do not usually spend any time responding to such insanity, but I will, in your case for a number of reasons. Listen carefully, and read this letter in the spirit in which it is written. Not adversarial, not confrontational, but purely as a sincere effort to appeal to your inner humanity, which in spite of all you profess to believe, I believe is present, but rarely shown by you on these forum posts.
I assume that you are a Rasterfarian, currently living in Serbia. You are a second generation educator, and you, or your father, is from Jamaica, and ended up where you are now, either by choice or by birth. These three facts, and please correct me if i am wrong, are the reasons I am even bothering to write you this letter. You are religious, and that implies to me a sense of respect, and an understanding of our place in the universe. You’re educated, and an educator, which to me, is one of the most important and respected professions there is. And lastly, you’re Serbian. I’m sure you are raising an eyebrow at that comment, and wondering what I mean by that.
I have spent much time in your country. As you may know, I owned a number of high tech companies in the satellite/space/tele-communications field, over a 20 year period. During the time from the late 1970’s through the late 1980’s, I visited, worked, vacationed, and lived in what was then Yugoslavia. I owned a villa in Sveti Stefan, and our company had contracts for many huge projects, both private and government supported throughout the country.
Do you remember the Libertas Hotel in Dubrovnik? I built and designed the entire telco and satellite television system for that gorgeous hotel, and spent many weeks there over a period of 10 years. The design of that building, and how it was built into a cliff on the water was amazing. You would drive into the main entrance, and you entered the ground floor lobby, and you were actually on the top floor. All the other floors descended down, until you reached beach level. The hotel is now decimated by the ravages of war, and I think there is now an effort to actually rebuild it to its former glory. What a shame…bombs…bullets…insanity!  I remember all the trips I would make driving up and down the Dalmatian coast, starting in Trieste Italy, and ending up on the border of Albania. I remember the Soviet warships always docked offshore, and the ever present pictures of Tito, hanging in every restaurant and shop. I mostly remember the wonderful people I met, and the long lasting friendships that still endure today. I remember the rug seller in the walled city of Dubrovnik, who shared a glass of homemade plum wine with my wife and I as we haggled over the price of a carpet. I remember driving into Mostar, and then over the Bay of Kotar (is the bridge still standing?) and eating in the most incredible little family home/restaurants, and being taken into the kitchen, and shown the menu by looking into the pots cooking on the stove. We did not speak the language, and they spoke no English. But it did not matter. All was just fine. One on one…people to people. The problems always come up when its country to country, government to government…and ultimately, idiots and morons interacting on a level that is far beyond their ability to understand.
So….here we are. You see me as a greedy capitalist pig, raping the innocent, virginal spirit of a long lost technology, that you hold dear. I see you as a stoned out reggae rastamon, on the verge of a psychotic episode, ranting and wailing about something that has absolutely no basis in reality. The fact is, you don’t know me at all. And surely I do not know you. You are not the sum total of your forum posts. I am not the epitome of all you detest, based on assumptions that are either unfounded, incorrect, or exaggerated.
Rather than continue on now, I think it best for you to think about our preconceptions and misconceptions, and if you would like to continue this dialog….or not. I would be most welcome to hear your thoughts and comments. If not, I wish you well in life, and love and liberty.
Warmest regards,
Barry
Barry S. Altman/ CEO
Commodore USA, LLC
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Hi Mr Altman,

Nice anaylisis and brief bio, off course wrong in few parts as you cannot learn
that much over Internet as is real, but quite a summary. Nice profile, It might
be very useful. Thank you. However, I do not intend to google and make your bio.
You obviously are able to do so, or with little help of your associates.
Well, I don`t think you are realy a „capitalist pig“ since it has been decade of capitalism
now here and there is not too much difference from your belowed dollar continent.
Yes, quite right, you are doing completely wrong thing even I tried at first to support
you as much as you deserved along the way. Even could be nice to have
xC64 to show Commodore to younger generations.
Even all exagurations are possibilities you should take into account,
and you should be even a bit grateful for honest, direct criticism without
any market research or dummy questionare that shows your flaws and few good things.
You are free to communicate with me. And I am glad you have been associated
with former Yugoslavia to meet the country I was born in that is now only left
in memories and ruins. New societies are weak and exposed to globalisation
but that is not the issue. Point is you are wanting too much and investing too little
even of your human potential or creativity. All other teams have helped Amiga survival
so far, and now you will harvest their work without any credit or payement.
Natami, SAMs, Pegasos, whatever come close to reality deserve to be in your
cases and part of offer. Help with better deals with AMCC is beneficial
as well as better factory as well as with higher quantities OS price can go down.
It can be sold in US market. All old and usable PPC Macs are also the machines,
Hyperion just needs investor interested to finish the Soft3D Port. Both MorphOS
and AmigaOS 4.1.2 are quite mature products with ability to grow. Etc. etc.
You had endless possibilities to combine small fragmented parts of community,
you could even be God af AROS and have AresOne and AMC as your brends.
etc. etc.
Jah bless from Belgrade, and nice way to spend Saturday from your time zone.
Its evening here, so further communication can be replied tommorow.
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