February 8, 2009
News - SparkFun Gets a Cease and…
about 5 years ago
While I’ve been aware of SUN Microsystems and the SPARC trademark since the early ‘90s, I never made any mental association with SPARC and Sparkfun from the moment I first saw the Sparkfun web-site, until this letter was drawn to my attention.
The two companies are so obviously different in their scope of operation that it seems ridiculous to try to manufacture this level of similarity just to satisfy an uninformed opinion held by a small minority of SUN’s corporate staff.
In my opinion, this sort of exercise only serves to expose the initiator in a bad light and, far from strengthening their image, results in people considering them as aggressive and small-minded.
Anyone having dealings with Sparkfun, or even simply visiting their web-site will be able to detect the innate openness and enthusiasm on which it’s based. This is in stark contrast to the corporate feel of SUN’s organisation, regardless of the quality of their products.
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