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Lotus fires back at Microsoft's Notes rhetoric

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From NetworkWorld: Lotus fires back at Microsoft's Notes rhetoric

Ya gotta love it when the media gets the story right...  Thank you, John Fontana...

Lotus has no intent to back off its stated commitment to provide backward compatibility for all Notes applications regardless of reports to the contrary this week from longtime rival Microsoft.

“If others are misinformed, that’s fine, but the reality is the statements I am making are the ones I am holding my team accountable to and are the ones my customers are holding me accountable to,” said Lotus General Manager Mike Rhodin, after last week’s annual Notes user conference in Germany.

“I stand behind the statements I made in January and I made them again in front of press and analysts here in Germany. I have been pretty consistent,” Rhodin said.

And finally someone debunking the Ozzie mystique...

Earlier this week, Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chief software architect, took the latest shot while speaking last week at the company’s first SharePoint Conference. He said Lotus would not support all Notes applications going forward and hadn’t focused on productivity software since Notes creator Ray Ozzie, now with Microsoft, left the company in 1997.

Rhodin attributed Gates’ comments concerning Ozzie to marketing hype.

“The innovation work that is going on here around such things as social networking and activity-centric computing, none of that came from Ray. He has been gone for a decade.”

Well worth heading over there to read the whole article and offer positive feedback to Mr. Fontana and company...


Gravatar Image1 - I am fed up with this b***t about our ability of innovating since Ray left. We love (d) him, but is history now. A statement like this one " hadn’t focused on productivity software since Notes creator Ray Ozzie, now with Microsoft, left the company in 1997" has the same value as saying that IBM is not doing anything new in the hardware space since Gene Amdahl left the company...
I've had enough, please.....

Gravatar Image2 - I like than me best dab

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