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pTLA request for MICROSOFT - review closes 2 January 2002

On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, John Klos wrote:

> This is not an issue to be dismissed because "they're being really nice".
> This is a serious issue about asking a big giant who is sometimes mean to
> make sure it understands the rules, and that they will not use 6bone to
> develop technologies that are intended to hurt non-MS users.

While I would agree that getting MicroSoft to adhere to 6Bone rules is a
serious issue, I don't think it warrants putting them through a gauntlet
significantly more stringent than the rest of us have already gone through
to obtain our pTLAs.  They've agreed to the rules in the same manner that
each of us did.  If the process isn't binding enough for MicroSoft then it
certainly isn't binding enough for the rest of us either and the rules
should be modified.  But I just don't see that as being necessary or