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ConsultingTimes.com: The Free DCE Project - Trying to regain lost ground with Linux

Apr 25, 2001, 20:15 (12 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Tom Adelstein for this link. ]

"I wonder how many movies, television series, paperback novels and other media focus on returning to a past incident from long ago with the intention of changing history? If you and I could go back to 1995, how would we handle the Open Group (the UNIX advocacy organization who once owned the UNIX TradeMark) giving DCE to Microsoft?"

"Only six years later, I find in my dealings with Linux/UNIX people a lack of knowledge about the standards called the Distributed Computer Environment (DCE). I also find a massive ignorance that DCE forms the basis of Microsoft's OLE, COM and DCOM, which has been the nemesis of Linux and its acceptance on the desktop."

"Finally, did you know that in the same timeframe, Microsoft became an "Open System" and wedged its way into the U.S. Government procurement process. Somehow, I find characterizing Microsoft as an Open System to be an oxymoron. "

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