[Shorewall-newbies] OT: Bill Gates and Paying for E-Mail
andreas at Paasch.Net
Fri Mar 5 16:27:21 PST 2004
On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 00:00, Francesca C. Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 17:41, Tom Eastep wrote:
> > Am I the only one thinking that this proposal has less to do with spam than it
> > does with curbing Open Source Software development by making mailing lists
> > such as these expensive to operate?
> > -Tom
> Microsoft has a vision shaped years ago of metering the Internet ... The
> interesting thing is that in a world where no one can agree on anything
> just who is gonna go along with paying for e-mail. But a interesting
> upside of this .. 200,000,000 of 200,000,001 Hotmail users would leave
> the service ridding us of that at least. SPF is the best bet .. And its
> absolutely AMAZING that instead of just plugging into this idea .. MS
> has to come up with there own "Standard" that is sorta the same but just
> enough not the same to keep it not interoperable. And then Trumpet It as
> there own. Like LDAP, KEREBOS, And DNS "Active Directory".
Maybe they have this vision, maybe not.
However, the implications it will have is much more complex if Microsoft
actually puts that idea - that I don't know much about - into action.
If they create a system where you pay for email in any way, and then the
Bill Gates way create it as a new standard for MS, then the world must
adapt due to the huge amount of Windows users.
And that they as of now can define a defacto standard, that's what I
don't like to see at all, that's why I moved away from MS .. and because
I wasn't in charge of my system then.
Andreas Paasch <andreas at Paasch.Net>
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