moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

Actually Brian, That was Vaughn quoting part of a message I sent. His sentient response was:
Then Freedom Scientific should not charge for products, services and accessories which it claims it cannot provide.

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Jun 17, 2020, at 1:41 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 03:43 PM, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

A lot of companies have to deal with vendors in other countries rather than selling directly to individuals.


I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of international sales, so I should shut up now.

You understand the basics quite well.   And the contractual obligations with said international vendors may expressly forbid any offering of free service since they make their livings off of being second-party sellers of same.

Any sentient adult knows that interstate, let alone international, commerce is a complicated matter.

And, again, Vispero is not obligated to give anything away to anyone.  It's entirely up to them whether they do and to whom such offers apply.  That's how things work in capitalist enterprises.  They're not a charity.  (And this is coming from someone who thinks the amount that continues to be charged for JAWS is pretty extreme).

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
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