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#1 posted 03-17-2007 12:18 AM


I guess my question would be let’s say I take your plans and I move the garage over to the other side of the house off of the familyroom instead of the way you had it off of the kitchen. And let’s say I make the kitchen 2 feet longer and maybe raise the ceiling a foot. Not a whole lot of changes from your original layout but at what point do you feel it isn’t your home design anymore?

Bill Gates and MicroSoft are masters at this with software. They change the program “just enough” to say it’s their own. And guess what, they still spend billions on an army of suits every year to fend off the original creator’s lawsuit.

This is a very interesting discussion but I kind of think I have gotten it away from Paul’s original question of making lots of furniture, for sale, from plans we buy from companies and other people. Sorry Paul.

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