[ng-dhtml] Microsoft legal threats, name change

Alex Russell alex at netWindows.org
Wed Aug 11 02:20:07 CDT 2004

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On Tuesday 10 August 2004 10:29 pm, David Schontzler wrote:
> EFF anyone?

I actually contacted the EFF as soon as I got the first C&D, and they 
helped lower my blood pressure back into a nominally dangerous but 
liveable range. The long and the short of it is that the only 
credible competition to this contest has folded up and gone home 
(Lindows), and the words of Larry Rosen (who I also talked to) now 
ring ever truer in my head: "can you afford to win?"

There is something of a saga here which perhaps I'll share at some 
point, but needless to say, I've given the matter considerable 
thought over the years and I've bent the ear of many a lawyer in the 
process. This isn't an outcome I would accept save under the pressure 
of inevitability.

I may not be able to stop them from taking the name of my poorly 
monikerd project, but I can at least try to stop them from having any 
great success with XAML. This battle is lost, the war isn't.


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