In case you did not know, Microsoft plans to hijack the World Wide Web and Novell is helping. To avoid repeating old stories and arguments, consider these:
- Moonlight a Second-class Citizen in a WindowSilverLight Wide Web
- Novell is Still a Pawn in Microsoft’s Web Hijack Plan
- Novell Helps Microsoft Build Its World Wide Web Fortress of Lockin
- Novell Helps Microsoft Hijack the World Wide Web
- Microsoft Set for Lock-in-backed Hijack (and Novell Helps It)
- Silverlight (and Moonlight/Mono, by Association) Becomes Part of the Antitrust Debate
- Early Signs of Danger: Microsoft Already Fighting to Steal the Web
- Buying Support and Buying ISO Standards in Order to Hijack the Industry
The good news is that Europe has just woken up, so to speak, and it is prepared to intervene.
…according to Vinje, most relevant to the Internet and work done at the IGF, was the problem of growing .NET-dependency for web applications. .NET is Microsoft’s platform for web applications software development. “It is a sort of an effort to ‘proprietise’ the Internet,” said Vinje..
We will be covering this in the future. The Linux deals, which include OOXML obligations, have plenty to do with Microsoft’s ambitions to lock in the user and lock out competitors. █