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pTLA request for MICROSOFT - review closes 2 January 2002

On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, John Klos wrote:

> > > MICROSOFT has requested a pTLA allocation. The open review period for this
> > > will close 2 January 2002. Please send your comments to me or the list.
> > >
> > > <http://whois.6bone.net/cgi-bin/whois?microsoft>
> >
> > Not to be petty, but this stanza jumps out as a potentially historic
> > note.  We will hope that MS does not live up to their long earned
> > reputation for not playing with others  (http, kerberos, DNS, DDNS,
> > DHCP and others leap to mind).

> I must agree with this sentiment.

> The very least that 6bone can do is have Microsoft agree to such terms in
> writing. As a NetBSD developer, I do not want to see our work become
> irrelevant should Microsoft start making incompatible protocols.

The fact that 2003::/16 got announced not two weeks ago
makes me somewhat suspicious, too. A written document
stating that Microsoft won't pull an "embrace, extend,
extinguish" on 6bone (or something roughly like this, in


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