Very Worried at MS .net

Ulli Meybohm ulli at
Thu Jul 19 11:13:13 UTC 2001

The one who controls the "standards", controls these people,
who let themselves be controlled.
I think we and the FSF should also work towards a mindchange
of the users, if we don't change the users way of thinking
towards more freedom, then we won't change anything at all.

Am Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2001 03:55 schrieben Sie:
> home at wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 01:10:27AM +0100, Alistair Davidson wrote:
> > > .NET is a framework (VM, development tool, and standards suite) for
> > > developing and deploying "web services"
> >
> > Not quite accurate - and this is why most people are confused. Ignore the
> > marketing - .NET is the new Windows API. It provides a platform for web
> > services, yes, but that's only one aspect of it. MS are pushing the web
> > stuff hard, because it's a pretty new feature for them, but the other
> > stuff shouldn't be ignored.
> Did you hear that sound? It was comprehension dawning. I knew there was
> somethign that didn't quite make sense about the whole thing. Now I get
> it.
> Incidentally, there's perhaps another reason for them pushing the web
> services end of things- it immediately makes all us free software folks
> run around like headless chickens when we could be doing something
> productive.

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