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    SubjectRe: Comments on Microsoft Open Source document
    On Wed, Nov 04, 1998 at 04:04:58PM -0300, Horst von Brand wrote:

    > Anyway, much more disturbing is the idea of "extending" the "too simple"
    > IETF protocols, and hinting at adding enough complexity and options that
    > "others" will have a hard time selecting what to implement first, and how.
    > If you look at the backwaters of the 'net (like around here), things don't
    > work so great because sysadmins of even larger corporations and mayor ISPs
    > around here don't get the basics straight... now think about what will
    > happen if the "wounderfully extended" protocols become the norm. the IETF
    > has an interesting enough life as is getting the "too simple" protocols to
    > work sanely, hardware/software providers and sysadmins have a hard time
    > understanding, implementing and exploiting the "too simple" stuff today.
    > I.e., imagine MS-mess but on Internet scale, not just desktop-scale. If you
    > can.
    >
    > Scary. Real scary. Halloween stuff, definitely.

    Makes me think of writing application proxies that trash any attempt to
    use M$ proprietary extensions.

    Ralf

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