Head of Pimlico Calls for End of iambic Protests
Steuart Dewar, head of Pimlico Software, has circulated an email stating that he has accepted the apology from Vidal Graupera, CEO of iambic, for his company's recent actions and would like the Palm community to do the same. After offering thanks for all the efforts on his behalf, Mr. Dewar said, "I think we should consider that reason and ethics prevailed and that the final resolution is satisfactory enough for us to move on and get back to the issues at hand." He went on to say that he would be dismayed to see any kind of illegal or unethical attacks made against iambic because of this issue.
Earlier this month, iambic registered DateBk4.com and DateBk5.com and directed them to its page for its calendar application, Action Names Datebook. DateBk4 and DateBk5 are two versions of a rival calendar application made by Pimlico Software.
This action started a grassroots campaign to get iambic to relinquish the domain names, posting numerous messages to Palm-related messages boards (including here on PIC) to raise awareness in the Palm community and sending emails to iambic asking that it surrender the domains.
Last Friday, Mr. Graupera apologized and surrendered the domains and has offered to transfer them to Mr. Dewar. He also promised to review all his company's marketing practices.
Despite this, some people are continuing with the protests, a few possibly taking it too far. iambic was sent an email earlier this week that said, in part, "I operate the DNS servers for a regional ISP, which provide name resolution for well over 5000 people. Our DNS servers also serve other affiliated ISPs. I have set our servers to be authoritative for the zones iambic.com, datebk4.com and datebk5.com, all of which now point to www.pimlicosoftware.com."
Mr. Dewar said, "It is important that we all be in a frame of mind where apologies can be accepted. If we don't accept an apology, then there is no incentive for the other party to proffer one."
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