Full Article Attached Mozilla Looking to Forge Alliances with GNOME and Other Open Source Projects to Combat Longhorn

Tuesday April 6th, 2004

jgraham writes: "Brendan Eich has written an interesting post to the netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey newsgroup outlining some of the plans being made to ensure that Mozilla technology remains useful and relevant in the future. Brendan sees Mozilla developing into an open cross-platform alternative to forthcoming Microsoft technologies such as XAML and is looking to collaborate with other open-source projects to make this happen." The GNOME project is mentioned explicitly. Brendan's message is part of a longer thread about the goals of

#72 Re: XML-UI is trademark, please stop using it now

by ajollyswami

Thursday April 8th, 2004 7:51 AM

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Dude, I specifically chose to use "XML-UI" as a generic term to refer to *both* major xml-based user interface description languages as well as whichever minor projects I'm not familiar with.

To refer to Microsoft's XAML product as "XUL" is an insult to all the hard work going into the Mozilla platform. "XUL" is a well known term which is already in common use among the Mozilla community. I fully support the creation of other implementations of the idea of an xml-based user interface, but unless a project is going to render actual (Mozilla) XUL it should come up with another name for its markup language.

I'm very sorry that you're having such a hard time with your alliance here, but you're not being very cooperative with the rest of the community.