James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

Virtual Earth at Pisces

Virtual Earth at Pisces

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Just got off stage in Edinburgh where I delivered a presentation on Virtual Earth.  The topic of conversation was about openness and standards and I was on stage after Gerry Gavigan, the Chairman from the open source consortium.  He talked about free software and how open source was the way forward.  I then gave my thoughts on the value that proprietary software could be useful too. It seemed to go down well and feedback was good especially the demo – here’s the raw set list:

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