Last year some time I contacted Microsoft Press about their book, Inside
ATL MSPRESS Inside ATL ISBN 1-57231-858-9.
It was one of their web-form thingies and I wasn't sent an email copy of
Basically I stated that my SourceForge package,
used parts of the book to implement just enough of dcom to allow
developers to write any kind of plugin-system, through which the
in-process servers can be queried for the interfaces they implement with
It's been quite a while without feedback, but that leaves me in Limbo.
I'm sure this situation isn't unique to me, so here are the questions
1. Is there anyone at Microsoft who reads this mailing list who can
comment on my particular situation.
2. The Oracle vs Google Android court case basically said that "you
can't own an interface".
If that's true, then does it mean I'm not in Limbo after all?
3. Given that (d)com has its roots in DCE, which has its roots in RPC,
should I be worried?
Or, putting it another way, should those wishing to develop software
based on v3c-dcom be worried?
I know this only has a glancing relevance to the development of Debian,
but if the coast is clear I plan to make it a lot easier to develop
packages for Debian that will use my SourceForge projects, and these may
well provide superior alternatives to those already in Debian.
For example, if you wanted to to configure a router, wouldn't it be
better if you could see how it configuration reacts to the standard DDOS
attack vectors via visual simulation instead of needing to be a
networking expert (which is actually not a guarantee of a DDOS-resilient