[LINK] DaveNet re: Microsoft case
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 09:45:36 +1000
Dave Winer is a proponent of "the 2-way web", and his Manila web browser
authoring software proves his point. He is also an interesting commentator on
Web and open source-related issues; see < http://davenet.userland.com/ >
What the Web wants
"The purpose of this piece, to explain what (I think) the Web wants to happen
here. It isn't what the court wants, and it isn't what Microsoft wants.
The court's decision, and to a lesser extent Microsoft, views the software world
through old glasses. Lumping all Microsoft applications, including the browser,
into a single company is senseless. A more useful dividing line is old versus
new. In 1993, a shift began in the personal computer software business, instead
of dominating the whole market, as Microsoft did briefly between 1990 and 1993,
it became a three-part market, web-server, web-workstation and web-client; and
Microsoft did not dominate any of these markets..."
He concludes "Instead of destroying Microsoft, let's do something that enables
the power of the new public communication space, the World Wide Web."
< http://davenet.userland.com/2000/06/08/whatTheWebWants >
Any Linkers have comments?
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