Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Software Out There - New York Times

Software Out There - New York Times: "Mr. Ozzie, who used the Firefox browser (an open-source rival to Internet Explorer) during his demonstration, said, 'I'm pretty pumped up with the potential for R.S.S. to be the DNA for wiring the Web.'
He was referring to Really Simple Syndication, an increasingly popular, free standard used for Internet publishing. Mr. Ozzie's statement was remarkable for a chief technical officer whose company has just spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars investing in a proprietary alternative referred to as .Net."

This is silly -- it's not an either/or scenario, and .NET's support for RSS and other standards is contributing to .NET momentum. The article seriously over-reaches in other areas as well.

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