Dear Core Colleagues,

As a programmer with a Long Memory, does anyone remember the
Microsoft Credo for dealing with successful products IT DOES NOT
CONTROL:

****  Embrace, Extend and Corrupt!!!!

My advice is to have NOTHING to do with Microsoft.  They have
NEVER Helped anyone but themselves.

I you think they do not have plan to PRY RUBY Away from Matz,
you are naive!!!

As you might guess, I do not use windows except the most extreme
conditions.  Look at what is going on with Linux --- Microsoft is
promoting the idea that Linux uses Microsoft  IP!!! 

Ruby is quickly becoming a major language, with the prospect of
replacing may scripting languages.  Microsoft has a vested interest
in slowing  and marginalizing any language that is does not control.

Sorry for this Long Flame guys, but this is not a minor issue.  Right
out of the starting gate Microsoft suggests setting an independent
laywer run "Standards" Organization for Ruby!  PLEASE!!!!!!

                 Charles E. Thornton