[Linux-aus] SMH and The Age :)

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Feb 25 20:24:01 UTC 2003

<quote who="Leon Brooks">

> Bollocks. Microsoft think of .NET as being an open standard; they're just
> publishing officially good vibes and hoping everyone comes to their party. 

Critical components of the .NET platform *ARE* standards (ECMA TC39/TG2 and

  "The following organizations have participated in the work of ECMA
  TC39/TG2 and TC39/TG3 and their contributions are gratefully acknowledged:

      Fujitsu Software, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, International
      Business Machines, ISE, Microsoft Corporation, Monash University,
      Netscape, OpenWave, Plum Hall, Sun Microsystems"

You can't fight FUD with FUD!

- Jeff

   "I think it will be admitted by all that to have exploited so great a    
     scientific invention for the purpose and pursuit of entertainment      
    alone would have been a prostitution of its powers and an insult to     
        the character and intelligence of the people." - John Reith         

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