____/ Ramon F Herrera on Tuesday 27 November 2007 22:19 : \____
> On Nov 26, 5:49 pm, Erik Funkenbusch <e...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:49:37 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> > ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words (an eBook in Process)
>> > ,----[ Quote ]
>> >| There is little question, I think, that regardless of where and how this
>> >| saga ends, it will be studied in business schools and by economists for
>> >| decades to
>> >| come. What they will conclude will depend in part upon the materials we
>> >| leave behind for them to work with. That's one of the reasons I'm
>> >| launching
>> >| this effort now, as a publicly posted eBook in progress, rather than
>> >| waiting until some indefinite point in the future to reconnect with the
>> >| players in this drama to mine their recollections of what they were
>> >| thinking and doing at the time, by then colored by the passage of time
>> >| and the influence of later events.
>> > `----
>> Oh, please. This is going to be little more than an autobiography.
>> Andy Updegrove is the primary lawyer for OASIS, who promotes ODF. Is there
>> any doubt that this "book" will be anything more the existing FUD he and
>> others with a financial stake in ODF have been spreading for years.
> Yawn... We all know that, Funkenbusch... but we also wonder:
> Where is the equivalent book by Microsoft Press?
> (or any of its multiple parasitic organizations)?
> The truth is that they don't have any material to write such book. If
> they ever write it, it can be used in court against them.
Never live in houses made of glass.
Interview with Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum
,----[ Quote ]
| Andrew S Tanenbaum: A couple of years ago this guy called Ken Brown
| wrote a book saying that Linus stole Linux from me, from Minix,
| and therefore the intellectual property rights are unclear and
| therefore companies shouldn't use Linux because I might sue them.
| It later came out that Microsoft had paid him to do this --
| and I defended Linus. I wrote on my Web site saying that this
| guy Brown came through, visited me and I gave him the
| [correct] story.
~~ Best of wishes
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