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   Re: [xml-dev] What should be open/free? (Was: Low-end Office 11 won't do

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> In a message dated 12/04/2003 18:25:06 GMT Daylight Time, 
> uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com writes:
> > But I've always been skeptical that Microsoft has it in their DNA to make 
> > the fundamental changes in outlook required to truly open up XML to their 
> > Office users.  Even the slickest UI cannot overcome a mismatch between the 
> > interests of a vendor and its customers, which, I think has become very 
> > large recently in the case of MS.
> > 
> Uche,
> Realistically, do you do all your coding for free? Do I write or code for 
> free? If we did do everything for free then, in one sense, our customers 
> would ... in the short term at least ... benefit. But it isn't a sustainable 
> business model, or so it seems to me.

Try actually reading what you just quoted above.  Your response is so 
completely off point from what I posted that I wonder whether you did 
actual;ly read my message.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
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