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Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to
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RE[5]: Switching
by Vanders on Tue 18th Dec 2012 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Switching"
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I however like to think that "open" means that anybody can participate in the process of developing the protocol. This is not the case here, the protocol is decreed by Google.

No it isn't. It's IMAP. Google's extensions are defined by Google, but you're welcome to implement your own version of those extensions, or totally different extensions. You're also welcome to write an RFC based on those extension and submit it to the IETF, at which point they'd become "standard".

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