Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Borland IB6.5 vs Firbird 1.0 Features
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 02/15/2002 11:53 AM (Friday), Artur Anjos wrote:
> > Jim Starkey wrote:
> >
> > A "senior" Inprise executive on contracts:
> >
> > "You shouldn't get hung up on legalisms. A contract isn't like
> > a promise between friends. A contract is just a business deal.
> > If there's an opportunity cost to fulfilling it, like you
> > need the resources to develop a new product, just shag it.
> > Sometime down the road you will need to pay the guy's legal
> > costs and buy out the rest of the contract."
> >
>What in the world does this statement mean??

The way I read it, it means the person thinks contracts are not binding.
That they are simply business ploys, to be discarded when inconvenient. No
wonder the animosity toward Borland!