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- To: "Bullard, Claude L \(Len\)" <email@example.com>,"Gerald Bauer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Who blows the whistle on Microsoft? Time to stand up
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 14:28:34 -0800
- Thread-index: AcOiVFJwFeqeIeU2SmOI1nA+x/f8mQAAm0rQ
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Who blows the whistle on Microsoft? Time to stand up
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 1:48 PM
To: 'Gerald Bauer'; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Who blows the whistle on Microsoft? Time to stand
XML was designed to free us from people just like us.
It frees you from Microsoft and it frees Microsoft from you.
[Dare Obasanjo] Exactly. It is amusing to me that at the time of its
inception the impetus for the creation of "SGML for the Web" aka XML was
to throw off the shackles of HTML and the notion of one-size-fits-all
markup vocabularies. Over time people have gotten this twisted belief
that unless an XML technology is rubber stamped by some brahmins in some
working group or technical committee then it isn't worthwhile. XML is
about freedom not serfdom, the sooner the XML community and the software
industry as a whole begin to realize this fundamental truth about XML
the better for us all in the long run.