Don’t ever forget that Microsoft hates all forms of freedom
I saw this in pdf version on antitrust.slated.org, and here’s a
===Comes v. Microsoft===
====Plaintiff’s exibit 2991====
From: Bill Gates
To: Bob Muglia; Jon DeVaan; Steven Sinofsky
Cc: Paul Maritz
Subject: Office rendering
One thing we have got to change in our strategy – allowing Office documents to be rendered very well by other peoples browsers is one of the most destructive things we could do to the company.
We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.
Anything else is suicide for our platform. This is a case where Office has to avoid doing something to destroy Windows.
I would be glad to explain at greater length.
Likewise this love of DAV in Office/Exchange is a huge problem. I would also like to make sure people understand this as well.
Microsoft sees the growing possibilities for open web standards and interoperability, but they don’t agree with the need for change. Yet they push Silverlight? None of us should ever forget: No matter what their marketing arm spins for us, their main agenda will always be sabotage.