Re: [Richard Stallman <email@example.com>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns
On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 10:42:26AM -0500, Jonathan P Tomer wrote:
> actually i think ms prefers more complex protocols because they are
> nonstandard, and hard to reverse engineer, so that only ms products
> can accurately speak them (take ms word format, which afaict goes by
> the same philosophy... they change it significantly with each release
> so that free msword emulators are always behind)
Thats hardly even an afterthought for them...
more importanly it forces everyone to upgrade. Anyone who
doesn't upgrade soon finds that they can't read anyones Documents without
contacting them again...asking them to save it in the old format...
then hopeing the conversion worked.
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