In the email he ignites some early July 4th fireworks by taking aim squarely at his description of Sage’s channel practices:
The management team at AccountMate has been in place over eight years. We’re also the owners. We are not beholden to outside shareholder influence. That means our focus is on our resellers, not on unreasonable expectations from people outside the business.
We do what we believe is in the best long-term interest of our reseller channel and the company. Nobody can tell us to change the name of our products to conform to some foreign corporate strategy.
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