September 22, 2001

Why Microsoft's open HailStorm promises flatter to deceive

Author: JT Smith

From The Register: "Today's Hailstorm announcement was cultivated to gain maximum favourable
publicity for Microsoft, but Redmond's concessions amount to nothing it hasn't
already conceded, in one form or another.

In fact, seasoned watchers including Jeremy Allison - co-lead of the SAMBA
project - interpret the "concessions" as extending the requirement for Microsoft's
partners to include proprietary technology in their .NET compliant web services.

So what was new, today?"

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