Re: [decentralization] Re: IP and .NET
>I don't know how well MS goes about satisfying their customers.People who worship authoritarian bigness? Seems that the propaganda
>I think they largely have a captive audience with some people who
>worship authoritarian bigness and people who make money clinging
>ferociously to the idea that they make good stuff.
campaign has added to its bag of tricks maligning people who develop for the
My company which develops components for MS supports, oh let's see, roughly
30 people. We are scattered across the western hemisphere, from Romania to
Washington State, and we are the sort of independent virtual corporation
there has been much blah blah about. MS has been *very* supportive of us
over the years and MS provides a big-enough market so that we can make a
living. Sometimes I wonder what all of y'all ideological purists are doing
for a living.
>I, personally, will not develop for the Win32 platform.Good, that's one less potential competitor in my market. :-)
>And I think that fear, hatred and distrust of Microsoft are entirelyjustified
>given the company's clear history and status as a convicted felon.I take it you also refuse to buy any GE products, fly in Boeing jets, etc
etc. And, speaking of things legal, have you noticed that the new
administration appears to be backing way down in its persecution of MS?
Funny thing the way politics works - had Gates and Co. been playing the game
instead of developing technology when Clinton first ran for office they
would have noticed the huge sums of cash which flowed from Sun et al into
Clinton's coffer, and they would have recognized the danger on the horizon.
I've sat quietly back through a whole lot of MS bashing on this list, trying
to focus on the interesting technical bits. Is this list is going to turn
into yet another slagging match? I've valued the _technical_ content here
in the past and hope to see more of it in the future. I don't really have
much use for hearing the usual (you can read them anywyhere) rants about MS.