Holy rumour Batman!

Mark Baker (markb@mrburns.iosphere.net)
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 14:05:45 -0400 (EDT)

Bob Orfali, in a just-posted response to Mark Ryland in a nasty thread
on comp.object.corba, just unleashed this whopper;

>Let's not lose track of the fact that ORBs are just plumbing. Microsoft
>has a lot to gain by adopting CORBA (even if you don't think it's
>perfect). You have a lot to lose by staying with DCOM. There's no way
>you can win the enterprise when so many server-side software
>companies--including Netscape, IBM/Lotus, BEA, SunSoft/JavaSoft etc--have
>standardized on CORBA/IIOP. CORBA is becoming ubiquitous. So the best we
>can now do is coexist; it will be messy. You need the enterprise to make
>your next $100 billion. So what's wrong with you guys? I can't believe
>you lost sight of the real prize. BTW, rumor has it that some key people
>at Microsoft are starting to think this way. Of course, you're not one
>of them. :-)

Come on Ron, drill him for more info. I'm sure he'd be pretty forthcoming
considering you're now an IBM guy yourself. Remember Bob's rumour from
last year (ActiveX to go open)? That was bang on.

Boy, it sure would be nice to settle the plumbing war.


Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA.                  Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans
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Will distribute business objects for food.