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   Re: [xml-dev] Arbortext bought

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One quick addition:

> At any rate, best wishes to all the folks at Arbortext -- let's
> hope it works out well for them!

AMEN!  Good for them for gettin' paid for working their butts off... :)

On 7/7/05, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 05:51:35PM -0400, Frank Richards wrote:
> [...]
> > By itself it doesn't sound like a big deal. But it says a lot about the
> > SGML/xml-doc world. A niche market company nobody ever heard of is
> > buying Arbortext to fill a gap in a kludged up product line that might
> > let them play Corel to AutoCAD's Microsoft. What makes it sting even
> > more is that XMetal was picked up by a web advertising company because
> > it was cheaper to buy XMetal than migrate to OpenOffice.
> Before that, SoftQuad Author/Editor was bought by Interleaf,
> and as far as I can tell never saw the light of day again.
> And Synex AB (the developers behind SoftQuad Panorama) was bought
> by InSo (who had bought EBT, and who were then bought by Enigma).
> But industry these days is a fish-eat-fish world.
> > We are not where it's at folks.
> Or, we're in demand :-)
> At any rate, best wishes to all the folks at Arbortext -- let's
> hope it works out well for them!
> Liam
> --
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
> http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/
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M. David Peterson


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