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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> That's interesting, Paul. A crank?
> It is easy to game google so he must
> be an incredibly incompetent crank.
> The comparison to Microsoft and IBM is
> really specious and I am surprised you
> are making it.
Not specious at all. In the context of Web Services, the two dominant
models are decentralized indexes (Google and Yahoo) or centralized
repositories (UDDI registry-in-the-sky). If I've ever said anything good
about Google in a Web Services context it is that the decentralized
model makes more sense for all of the usual reasons that
decentralization scales better than centralization...including the eased
of overthrowing monopolies.
> ... Individuals choose to buy
> these products, companies choose to buy
> these products and so on. Same game.
"Q: Who runs the UDDI Business Registry?
A: The UDDI Business Registry is operated as a distributed service.
Currently, IBM, Microsoft and SAP operate registry nodes. NTT
Communications will bring another registry node online in the near
future. An Operator's Council sets policy and quality of service
guidelines for the operators."
In other words, they decide who will be let in and who will not.
> Google is free to use and uses the
> information they get freely. Some
> joker puts out a spybot that takes
> a hour or so to get off my machine,
> and multiplied by all the machines they
> put it on, is an incredibly costly game.
I have no idea what you're talking about. You can tell Google not to use
any of your machine resources and not to index any of your information.
You have complete control of whether Google's robot (not spybot) indexes
your information or not. Next you'll say that the xml-dev archiver is a
> Should they be prosecuted for malicious
> mischief, or is that just the way the
> web works?
I think the answer is pretty clear.