Reply to post: Re: It's the 21st Century: Outside of Work, Email is dead

Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Re: It's the 21st Century: Outside of Work, Email is dead

"No, it's the fact that standards aren't. As long as companies add their own interpretation to what are in principle rather simple standards instead of pushing it through the standards mechanism designers will not have a stable canvas to draw on."

Because companies want to OWN the canvas and be able to dictate terms. Only when the canvas is threadbare and starting to tear from overstretching (IOW, once the standard is so old there's no point controlling it anymore because there's no more growth) will people stop pulling on it. All anyone has to do is look at Google for a standard-usurping success story. History is written by the winners, and there can be only one, so no cooperation, really (because those that do will likely get stabbed in the back or steamrolled by a usurper).

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