"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
"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
"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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