Microsoft IS proprietary.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Rehm" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: Proprietary era is over, IBM exec to say

> John, you make a good point.
> John Myers - MM wrote:
> > I don't know that the big fuss is over this ... he's telling that
> > audience
> > what they want to hear ...  he probably got a ton of applause from the
> > group ...
> Correct. "The Market" has long been crying that "open standards" are
> what is wanted. IBM is trying to put themselves on that side of the
> aisle. I'm sure there will be people who point out that Microsoft
> products are proprietary. So this is posturing.
> But I wouldn't get too concerned over what guys are saying here. You'll
> notice that the same guys who will post "Bye Bye OS/400" at this
> announcement are the ones who would have said exactly the same thing if
> Z had said IBM's strategy was to go proprietary ("as soon as IBM says
> it's strategic, it's dead").
> There are people who don't look at what happens, they just twist every
> bit of news to try to match it with the view they already have.
> > John
> >
> > John Myers
> --
> Chris Rehm
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