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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: OXF rebuttal
Date Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:00:23 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> On Friday, Sep 19, 2003, at 01:16 Europe/Rome, Roger I Martin PhD wrote:
>> Some things are beyond one company to achieve in one life time.
> Roger,
> while I understand that you might have felt insulted by their 
> marketing action, I would suggest you to avoid being confrontational.
> This is exactly what they are looking for to show what kind of people 
> you get when you deal with those open source. It's like the DoS attack 
> on SCO: does more harm to open source than to SCO (and Eric Raymond 
> asked to stop it exactly for that).
> Like I said before: no matter what they write, if it isn't true, it 
> fires back on them. And if they compare to us, it means they fear us 
> or customers avoid buying their software because of cocoon.
> It does *NOT* matter whether or not that page is fair to us or not. We 
> do not need those pages to be fair, we need *tons* of unfair pages of 
> commercial products that try to compete with us, because that shows 
> our success more than anything else.
> Just ignore them and keep the focus.

Yep. And no need to be harsh with people wanting to make their living 
with what they do, even more when they listen to our remarks.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
{ XML, Java, Cocoon, OpenSource }*{ Training, Consulting, Projects }
Orixo, the opensource XML business alliance  -

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