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Re: US Sen Hatch on MS
Just for completeness of information, I'd
like to let you know that there is a web browser
developed by 1 person in 6 months with full sources
featuring proven secure applets in Objective Caml (not Java)
which is an amazing achievement compared with the
MS or NS products (http://pauillac.inria.fr/~rouaix/mmm/).
I do not want to push you to use this, just to point out
that technology (as very often the case in this industry)
is not the issue, as we have the tools to build reliable
efficient secure software, but not the marketing power to
push them against big industries whose only concern is
keeping their monopoly, not giving us quality products.
The real issue here is whether it is possible to avoid the
colonization of a should-be-open internet by proprietary
standards that could slow or stop at will that diffusion
of quality products which the reduction of distribution
costs provided by the internet makes possible.