Comments on: RIP Microsoft Tag https://pthree.org/2013/08/20/rip-microsoft-tag/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Aaron Toponce https://pthree.org/2013/08/20/rip-microsoft-tag/#comment-129801 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:34:57 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=3240#comment-129801 No problem. Just one request: don't refer to Microsoft as "M$". It's childish, and doesn't do anything for our cause on promoting Free Software. If anything, it make us look like a bunch of anti-Microsoft fanboys, and we won't get taken seriously. Sorry for being direct, but the whole "M$" stuff drives me nuts.

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By: Drew Northup https://pthree.org/2013/08/20/rip-microsoft-tag/#comment-129797 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:00:06 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=3240#comment-129797 Aaron,
Thanks for this useful chunk of information. I strongly suspect HCCB, like too many of M$ innovations, is headed for an early grave.
Given the closed nature of the spec, and a total lack of interest on capitalizing upon demonstrated interest of those outside of the inner circle of M$land, I plan on requesting that the Journal of Cave and Karst Studies switches to the open "QR" standard instead. Closed source applications, often enforced by NDAs, don't move forward the open ideals of science in any permanent or meaningful way when their output isn't usable by the rest of the world.

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