[Alpine-info] formats for both Alpine and Thunderbird
markrcrispin at panda.com
Wed Feb 11 16:28:50 PST 2009
On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, David Morris wrote:
> I'd love to see a cost comparison for UW's costs supporting the
> pine/alpine/imap tools we love vs. a commercial solution from MS, etc.
UW is in the process of converting to Outlook and Exchange.
> Attributing this to a conspiracy rather than good business logic just doesn't
> hold water.
I was specifically told, by both Microsoft and Google, that their goals do
NOT include standards compliance; and furthermore that their products will
NEVER be fully compliant because that would make it easier for customers
to use competitors' products.
You may call that "good business logic". I call it conspiracy. The US
Justice Department and the European Union feel the same way. Microsoft is
a convicted monopolist.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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