hypothetical(?) GPL problem

Marc Eberhard m.a.eberhard at aston.ac.uk
Fri Jun 22 08:59:45 UTC 2001

Hi Frank!

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 07:47:19PM +0200, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> If it's that easy, why don't you just tell them about M$'s practices
> (attempts to lock them in, i.e. make them dependent, using
> interfaces, file formats, net protocols, patents, etc.), and windoze
> will be gone in no time ... :-(

I do! And I'm doing quite well at the moment in raising people's concerns
about sending around winword or powerpoint files (I'm still new to my
current work place). Most have stopped to send these formats and started to
think about alternatives. The same is true for some special software used
here. Making it known, does help a lot. It seems to me, that most people
were just simply unaware of this and if you mention it to them, they are
very interested in getting this sorted. And it appears to me, that they are
also very willing to try new ideas out. Of course not on an over night base,
but ask me again in one year and I'm sure to be able to report more


email: marc at greenie.net
email: m.a.eberhard at aston.ac.uk, web: http://www.aston.ac.uk/~eberhama/

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