Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Van VS Honor Code

Van Phillips recently took on the head guy at the honor code office. This was no simple matter that any counselor could take care of. This was serious. Very serious. This was a matter for the DIRECTOR.

Van went to eRentPayer's competitors and got a demo from them of their product. Van told them that he was a property manager for Kree Management, which he is. He got several important facts out of this demo, but the most important thing he learned was that they don't have a product yet and they are still in very early stages of development.

While van was there one of the staff recognized him from BYU and tried to interrupt the demo to tell the guy that Van was an alleged spy. But the guy shrugged him off as being rude to a potential client. A few weeks later Van got a call from the honor code office. Apparently a faculty member associated with them was so upset that he referred Van to the honor code office for being dishonest and deceitful. We know it was faculty that referred Van, otherwise there is no way that such a stupid matter would make it all the way to the top.

Of course, when Van went in he quickly caught the director of the honor code office in his words and proved to the guy that this whole claim was unfounded. He was, in fact, a property manager looking at potential software. He was disappointed in what he saw. The faculty member also made a claim that Van told a potential funder not to invest in the competitor which is absolutely not true and unrelated completely.

These guys have resorted to tattling on us to BYU to try and get Van in trouble.

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