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Apple staff fired for Leopard leak

updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed August 23, 2006

Staff fired, Leopard leak

Apple has fired at least five retail store employees following an incident involving the download of illegitimate copies of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The pre-release edition of the operating system was released to developers at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco earlier this month, after which beta copies began leaking to the public. The employees were overheard discussing the beta software, which reached Apple's headquarters and ultimately resulted in termination of those staff members after they admitted to illegally acquiring the operating system, according to Macworld UK. "All of us know that we violated our NDA and ethics policy. Therefore, because we had the character to tell the truth and to face the consequences of our actions, we were terminated," said one of the dismissed employees.




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  1. freakboy2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    this is why

    the USA has hegemony over the world. see, the brits think that by telling the truth and coming forward they will save their jobs.. but us americans are ruthless and we'll just blow you up rather than let you make a living.

    you break your NDA, i break your legs.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fired?

    Because you had the character to tell the truth after getting caught violating terms of your employment, they shouldn't have fired you? This isn't the movies, where good-hearted criminals get a pass. You're lucky there's not a large fine involved...

  1. Mrjinglesusa

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Character?

    Umm, OK. They claim to have "character" because they told the truth. Where's the "character" in breaking your NDA? Where's the "character" in violating terms of your employment? Frickin' babies. You got what you deserved. Probably LESS than what you deserved.

  1. dansays

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    character

    Having the "character to tell the truth and to face the consequences of [your] actions" does not absolve you of those consequences. Stop whining and take your medicine.

  1. Surfindixon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I don't believe it!!!

    Unbelievable.....macrumours members rely on information from martys like these and you're giving these dudes zero sympathy. Your a bunch of hypocritical heartless barstewards. Go and visit the Apple news page if you want it from 'the source'.

  1. Surfindixon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ooops!

    Er wrong forum...ha ha ha (nervous laughter). No you're all quite right. They deserve it...no really.

  1. freakboy2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    LOLZ

    No, really they deserve death. you're either with us or against us. If you're not with us, then you're against us. If you are against us, then you're not with us. If you're not with us then we kill you.

    lolz..

    who cares?

  1. macmiser

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What did they expect?

    Steve Jobs would stop by and give them an award for their actions?

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The inside skinny is...

    ...Here is what was leaked. They said that no system has been snappier. It is the snappiest of the snappy systems, and doubly so run in the new Intel processers, which are by far snappier than the other ones, so you add it up, and you have snap squared. That is a direct quote.

    You heard it here first.

    By the way, can anyone tell me how to replace a reed cable in my G3?

  1. Warrenpeace

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    They were made an example

    I don't understand why retail staff weren't offered the beta so they could inform themselves and be prepared to answer the questions of customers who were interested in the next gen of OSX? It's not like they were selling it -- they were just curious and love the product.

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