Dando uma olhada na /. dei de cara com um detalhe sobre a história do
IE que eu desconhecia:
> Microsoft bought Spyglass
No, they royally fucked over Spyglass. They made a deal with Spyglass
so that Spyglass would get a cut of all the profits made from Internet
Explorer as it was based upon Spyglass Mosaic. Remember, this was back
when web browsers were something you could buy in a box. Getting a cut
of all sales for a flagship application sold by Microsoft? Spyglass
must have thought they really lucked out!
Then Microsoft illegally dumped Internet Explorer on the market for no
cost in order to kill Netscape. 5% of zero profits isn't a lot of
money, is it? Spyglass no longer exists.
> Microsoft bought Spyglass and
No, they did not, quite the opposite, they tricked them into doing the
work for free.
MS contracted Spyglass to write IE from Mosaic but the payment was to
be $5.00 for every copy of IE _sold_. When they 'gave it away' they
did not need to pay Spyglass anything.
Spyglass sued and lost. MS insisted that it was never 'sold' even when
it was an unremovable part of Windows that was sold.
Charles - cha...@pilger.com.br
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"Antes, eu era meio quieto, calado, o conhecimento era meu,
eu era um software proprietário. Agora, quero espalhar o que
sei e mostrar que, da forma como eu evoluí, muitos outros
podem crescer." - Cleber de Jesus Santos