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- To: "Rick Jelliffe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"XML Dev" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Benchmarking forbidden?
- From: "Derek Denny-Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:23:15 -0700
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Benchmarking forbidden?
Adding no-public-benchmark clauses to the EULA is something largely
beyond the control of the Msxml team. As to be expected in a large,
conservative company like Microsoft, the default is locked down,
raise-your-hand-to-visit-the-restroom type wording. Anything else
requires jumps through flaming hoops of legalese. The clause is there
to avoid the classic problem of people disregarding all published
best-practices, and write a test which shows that the product is X times
slower than some other product, i.e. it helps protect against overly
I can't think of a case where the Msxml team ever blocked anyone from
reporting benchmark runs, and in fact I know of at least one case where
we corrected the benchmark such that it lowered Msxml's score.
[speaking in no legal capacity for Microsoft]
From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:26 AM
To: XML Dev
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Benchmarking forbidden?
There has been a no-public-benchmark clause for MSXML a while. Oracle
It is surprising since they both are pretty good.
My old "Screamathon Torture Test" results came up against this.
See also http://www.ascc.net/xml/connect for a little language for
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