"Baratz also called on Microsoft to put Windows into a standards body.
"That's essentially what they've asked us to do with Java. They haven't even
turned over all of ActiveX -- just some very low-level communications
protocols," Baratz said. "If developers even want to cut and paste or drag and
drop, they have to use the Microsoft event model, which is proprietary. It's
just one more gimmick to hook people back on proprietary technology and
Baratz said JavaSoft handles Java the way a standards body would --
publishing the spec, asking for developer feedback, incorporating changes.
But Baratz said JavaSoft and the International Standards Organization have
made the process formal, and will make an announcement to that effect in a few