Thanks to a reliable source, we are able to make available a plain text copy of Freedom Scientific’s complaint against Serotek. The information was made available in an image-based PDF, so it was necessary to convert it using Kurzweil K1000 and reformat the result.
What, you didn’t use the Freedom Science Fiction Closed Book product to scan it? How dare you use an “OPEN”, ohhh, shucks, I can’t use that word, I may get sent to court, product. Dang, we are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t.
Not, of course, that this tempest in a teapot has any bearing whatever on anything related to the interests of blind computer users. Let’s assume a scenario in which Freedom Scientific is ultimately successful in this suit: what happens, exactly? Freedom Box is forced to change their name; no products are removed from the marketplace; nothing in any product performs any differently. In short, where’s the beef?
It is absolutely critical that everyone fully review the complaint. In paragraphs 17 (c), (d) and (e), 22 (c) and (d) and 27 (c) and (d) it is clear that Freedom Scientific isn’t content just for Serotek to stop using the name “FreedomBox”. No. They’re suing for damage. It seems quite clear to me that the intent here is really to simply sue Serotek out of business.
A graphical pdf? That’s promoting access and independence! There is something very wrong with this picture, no punn intended…