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Re: Sun and independent developers

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 06:58:30 -0700
Message-ID: <10ac01c1386e$57fea9f0$33a1dc40@murphy>
To: "Fuchs, Matthew" <matthew.fuchs@commerceone.com>, <paulo.gaspar@krankikom.de>, <xml-rpc@yahoogroups.com>, <soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com>, <decentralization@yahoogroups.com>, <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>, "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: "Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com>
Matthew, WebBroker was an attempt to pre-empt XML-RPC. We invited his
company to participate, he didn't like what we were doing, so he NIH'd us.
We went ahead anyway. They got a bunch of press, but not much developer
support. Look at where XML-RPC is today [1], 46 implementations and an
active developer community. There's more to building compatible software
than getting a proposal up on the W3C website. Dave

[1] http://www.xmlrpc.com/directory/1568/implementations
Received on Saturday, 8 September 2001 09:59:41 UTC

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