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   RE: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

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  • To: "Rich Salz" <rsalz@datapower.com>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:32:14 -0800
  • Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Thread-index: AcOjQ9yQfsvpzgLZQzGlRcpnlc6vcAAAQdsQ
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rich Salz [mailto:rsalz@datapower.com] 
>Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 6:24 PM
>To: Dare Obasanjo
>Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML
>> Mozilla folks come up with XUL it is innovative use of XML but when 
>> Microsoft does something similar it is "Replace & Defend" or 
>> is the new anti-Microsoft buzzphrase.
>It's postings like this that make some people think that 
>Microsoft continues its insincerity in the anti-trust area.  
>While Ballmer can publically claim "we get it," the posting 
>above would make many people think that (a) you don't get it; 
>(b) you don't care; (c) MSFT needs to better educate its 
>posters on how to act so that they still have plausible deniability.
>So here, let me save you a few hours of corporate training and 
>let xml-dev once again prove its worth:  because Microsoft has 
>a monopoly position on the desktop, it cannot do freely what 
>others can. That's not an opinion or viewpoint; it's a matter 
>of US law.  "With great power comes great responsibility."


So long and thanks for all the fish. :) 

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