Microsoft And Interoperability

Hakon Lie, CTO of Opera Software has published an interesting response to Bill Gates new found love of interopability. Required reading for anyone working in web development or standards evangelism.

You say you believe in interoperability, Mr Gates. We’d like to believe you. But interoperability is hard work. It means writing test cases, discussing edge cases with other vendors, answering high school students, making the necessary bug fixes, and releasing upgrades. Writing the occasional email praising interoperability simply isn’t enough. And your track record doesn’t support your proclaimed beliefs.

Hat tip: The Web Standards Project.