__/ [ Daeron ] on Tuesday 16 May 2006 16:00 \__
> Why don't Microsoft release an RFC for its protocols.
> That would appease the EU and then they would be really open.
No, Microsoft should *not* just release RFC's. An RFC should be agreed upon
by an open panel, which often involves industry leaders (albeit it is not
ideal either). Given stories such as:
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| The engineers bring computers and the software programs they are workingon
| and literally plug them together to see how their programs interoperate.
| "We work around the clock for a week. We torture our machines in the
| pursuit of interoperability," he told a rapt courtroom.
| "Can you do this test with Microsoft?" Judge Cooke asked.
| "Yes, but they don?t turn up," Tridgell said.
The abuse seems evident. Microsoft is unwilling to contribute. It is very
self-centred and rather snobbish when it suits its strategies.
> "Request for Comments (RFC) documents are a series of memoranda
> encompassing new research, innovations, and methodologies applicable to
> Internet technologies."
Have a look at:
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I can't see any hyperlinks, so somehow I strongly doubt the genuineness of
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