From: Dave Winer (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 10:26:55 PDT
Dan, I didn't say it had anything to do with napster.com.
But since you asked, it has a little to do with napster.com.
And everything to do with the communication protocol they define, which is
rapidly becoming a standard of serious weight.
We started a project two weeks ago to get the unnamed Napster protocol
running in our environment, alongside SOAP, XML-RPC, COM, Apple Events.
Since we got involved, you'd be amazed how many other people say "We're
doing it too!"
It's a general purpose distributed computing protocol.
Not HTTP and not XML.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Brickley" <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
To: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "S. Mike Dierken" <mike@KnowNow.com>; "Dan Brickley"
<Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>; "FoRK" <FoRK@XeNT.CoM>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: Uncle Dave ponders the meaning of namespaces
> On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Dave Winer wrote:
> > This is the morass that XML is caught up in, people with super bad
> > attitudes, pissing all over people who work hard and just want to have a
> > good time. You should read the Napster spec.[...]
> That's strong language to couple with such a vague accusation. Examples
> please. I don't see the connection with napster.com. This is the
> computer industry - bad attitudes, hard work and funseeking are par for
> the course, no? I don't see any badder attitudes from the XML crowd than
> anyone else.
> BTW, where's the Napster spec? (not to mention the linux version...)
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