Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
Thread beginning with comment 389944
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: beware the .net
by gustl on Sun 18th Oct 2009 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: beware the .net"
gustl
Member since:
2006-01-19

I would speak not a single syllable against .NET, C# and other technically sound Microsoft software, if they would just stop trying to balkanize the web with it.

There are exactly 2 ways to do that:

1. Don't force use of this technology into web protocols.

2. OR make it a free standard, for everybody's free implementation and use. The patent license grants would need to be unlimited in time, relicenseability and platform (simplified: GPLv3-compatible).

Blazing speed does not help me, if the technology locks me into one program or platform.

Reply Parent Score: 4