>> I wonder whether anyone will repent their comments about MS's intentions in releasing the earlier spec
konstant, I don't exactly repent(I was justifiably pissed at Microsoft about the whole kerberos issue) but I am willing to go back on my decision to stop buying Microsoft products. I was one of the more vocal people on slashdot, if you'll recall the series of articles.
If Microsoft continues to support standards rather than the "embrace, extend, extinguish" policy they seem to have favored, I will be one happy camper. I happen to like certain Microsoft products, namely Windows 2000(have yet to seen it crash), and SQL Server(truly an awesome DB). It would have hurt considerably to dump this stuff, but I was prepared to do so nonetheless.
By the way, if you are the same konstant who appears on slashdot, you should identify yourself as an MS employee to the kuro5hin readers.