Interesting turn of events.
Dave Winer of Userland.com wrote a rant about Macromedia and BigCo’s where Dave wrote about Allaire (the company) and Macromedia:
Both companies have BigCo’s on the brain
he also writes
When we’ve tried to work with either Macromedia or Allaire they tell us about their plans to work with the Bigs. They say it nicely, but it’s so frustrating. This bugs me bigtime.
The rebuttal from Jeremy came today, with a guest posting on Mike Chambers weblog.
I was bummed to read Dave Winer’s comments about Macromedia’s position
vis a vis “BigCo’s”.
Jeremy goes into some detail about Macromedia’s philosophy in their choice of technology and platform, trying their best to make their products platform agnostic.
Dave rebuts today and says
My opinion, after reading his piece, he still doesn’t get it. Here’s the acid test. Does his MX stuff work with my software? I’m glad it works with Axis, but where I live web services does not equate to .NET, emphatically.
Personally I think interoperability is the most important in this whole picture, and that is what Dave is trying to say. It doesn’t matter what scripting languages Macromedia support, or what technologies – as long as they make sure to make it possible for other systems to inter-op with theirs.
fyi : there have been some problems with my weblog today, so the post by jeremy is not currently up. it should be back up soon.
Nice to see you up and running again :-)
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