The Unilateral Disarmament of Netscape

Slashdot has a Q&A with Rob Glaser, CEO of Real Networks about digital music. I liked this bit on why Real is only partially open source:

Apple apparently is focused on controlling an end-to-end secure music system, and Microsoft is focused on extending their proprietary Windows platform everywhere.

In light of this, we remain committed to enhancing interoperability and openness wherever it makes sense. However, what we haven't done is "unilaterally disarm" in the way that, for instance, Netscape did.

» posted by pinder on September 14, 2004 at 11:36 AM


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