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Re: Another Microsoft ploy

From: Nicholas Roberts <nicholas@synarchy.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:11:02 EDT
Message-Id: <199908051411.AA360382902@mail.synarchy.net>
To: www-smil@w3.org, jfn0870@ritvax.isc.rit.edu
I agree, it is getting to a stage that only corporations can keep-up, let alone develop for, the W3C's standards.

XML is far more complex and inacessible than HTML, SMIL Boston is being pushed by a Microsoft effort faster than anything else can keep-up.

W3C is an industry consortium and is NOT a democratic organisation.

GNU efforts are the only alternative, yet my guess is that if the big technical corporates, like HP and AT&T, keep becoming more MS based than Unix, than the friendly hosts for GNU will evaporate.

The simple situation is that IE5 and MediaPlayer will take over the web. 

Only the Department of Justice can alter this!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Jared Nichols <jfn0870@ritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 11:56:33 -0400

>Don't you people see that this is just another ploy my Big Red to  get
their poorly programming fingers into another aspect of the web?  Come on
here, you gotta be crazy to start letting Micro$oft making the standards.
Next thing you know it, they'll have the only software program out that can
program SMIL and it will be a shoddy, bloat-ridden piece of code.  Don't
say you weren't warned.

Jared Nichols


Nicholas Roberts
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Synarchy Universalis Ltd

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