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  • by rjray (1649) on 2002.08.07 16:27 (#11525) Homepage Journal

    While I can't claim the most harassment by Winer (there are surely several others who have suffered worse than I, but Rael Dornfest probably wins the overall prize), I am beyond being surprised by his rantings. Well, I thought I was. This one was pretty fresh.

    I don't know how much this plays into his motivations, but one area that has irked him to no end is the fact that having used the GPL for licensing the XML-RPC specification has meant that just anyone can implement it. And lots of people have, whom he seems to wish wouldn't. Like, say, me.

    It seems to me as though he has counted on ego and reputation to carry him and his so-called company's product through. As the latter diminishes, he seems to be trying to boost the former, so as to maintain the overall "product" (pun intentional).



  • I think I started reading DaveNet when he was profiled in Wired, back when Wired was still on the verge of being cool.

    I stopped reading Dave's rants or even paying attention to him when he chastised Apple for not taking his plan to turn around the company (freely offered by a passionate long-time developer, no less).

    When Dave played on his celebrity during the whole Amazon 1-click debacle, I just laughed at him (I was at the table having lunch with Tim O'Reilly when Jeff Bezos called Tim about the whole

    • I read DaveNet back before I ever heard of Wired. And I first learned of DaveNet from someone who now WORKS FOR APPLE! Aren't YOU impressed? ;-) Yes, I rarely read his stuff, but someone pointed this out to me, and I decided for some reason that it was worth commenting on.
  • IMHBCO (Score:0, Flamebait)

    Two problems: first, none of Winer's opinions are humble.

    Pot, Kettle.