03.01.08

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Quick Mention: Miguel de Icaza @ Microsoft (Updated)

Posted in Microsoft, Mono, Novell at 4:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The other hat

He’s there and the enthusiastic reaction in his blog shows he is very proud of it.

Just something minor to keep in mind…

Update: a friend has just informed me of a very timely quote.

“At Microsoft I learned the truth about ActiveX and COM and I got very interested in it immediately.”

Miguel de Icaza

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5 Comments

  1. Victor Soliz said,

    March 1, 2008 at 7:39 am

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    ActiveX

    Yiuck.

  2. Stephane Rodriguez said,

    March 1, 2008 at 8:47 am

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    The truth he has learned is probably that the COM/ActiveX source code is actually totally cross-platform (Windows and Unix builds), and it’s only proprietary by being very convulated, not straight interfaces with simple semantics.

    By the way, if you have $40,000 in your bank, you can purchase the actual COM/ActiveX source code : http://www.opengroup.org/comsource/

  3. Stephane Rodriguez said,

    March 1, 2008 at 8:48 am

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    Typo : “convulated” ==> “convoluted”.

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

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    BRAD SMITH: “[…] Novell already has an agreement with us that covers all of these patent rights. Some other companies, such as Xandros and others, also have a patent license. So they’ve already addressed all of that, and their users are already addressed. With respect to other distributors, and users, the clear message is that patent licenses will be freely available.”

    STEVE BALLMER: “Patents will be, not freely, will be available.”

    So, Mr. Ballmer and Mr. Smith, how much will it be for TCP/IP? [sarcasm/]

  5. Daniel said,

    March 2, 2008 at 12:59 am

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    He got interested in ActiveX??

    The mind just boggles…

    Its the single most stupid idea next to sending raw binaries through the browser.

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