Case Closed: Celestron and Meade End Litigation

15 years 10 months ago #3724 by albertw
skyandtelescope.com/news/article_1299_1.asp

So now they can both spend their money on getting better and cheaper scopes to us... in theory.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

15 years 10 months ago #3729 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Case Closed: Celestron and Meade End Litigation
Good to see it at an end.
Looks like Meade won the battle.
Hopefully both sides can focus on doing what they should be doing.

Michael

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

15 years 10 months ago #3732 by voyager
Good!

This seems like a good deal for both sides which is a good thing. There is nothing worse than a monopoly! (just look at Microsoft)

Bart.

My Home Page - www.bartbusschots.ie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

15 years 10 months ago #3733 by albertw

(just look at Microsoft)


Settling legal arguments and putting the money into development is MUCH better than paying the lawyers. Especially if Microsoft give you a couple of billion too :-)

Cheers,
~Al (yea I work at Sun...)

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

15 years 10 months ago #3740 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Case Closed: Celestron and Meade End Litigation
It does look like Meade was slightly the victor...
For those who might be interested in the history between these 2 companies, I came across a page a number of years ago about the meade history with a bit of celestron history thrown in.

www.company7.com/meade/history.html

I find the following excerpt very apt.... :lol:
"While Meade prospered, Celestron floundered under a chain of ownership changes over the past decade that led to their acquisition by Tasco, Inc. in 1998; this acquisition struck Company Seven as something akin to having the "Ford" automobile manufacturer acquired by a company that makes skate boards. "

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.082 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum