Subject: "I've got more programmers than you"
From: Tom Lord <lord@regexps.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 01:59:31 -0700 (PDT)


That's the game that a lot of proprietary software vendors play within
standards arenas: "I've got more programmers than you".

You wanna write free Java?  Well, you've got to keep up with the rate
at which we can specify new libraries and new VM features.

You wanna write free C#?  Same deal.

Wanna write a free web browser?  Hmm...let's see how fast W3C can go.

What's the right reply for FSBs to make?

So far, I gather, the proposed answer is (on all three fronts,
simultaneously) ``Sure, sounds like a fun game!''

-t
"Scheme rocks!"