Seems like Rick isn't the only one who needs to come out of his office more often these days. The MasFoxPro petition, started earlier as a way for developers to say to Microsoft "please release VFP 10", has seemingly brought out a bit of ugliness in the community. While you have many developers (quite a few in the Foxite community) encouraging everyone to sign it, there are others (many of whom appear as high-profile in the community) who have decided not to. Kudos to Rick and Doug Hennig for explaining their positions (and Alex among others). This isn't to say kudos to not signing the position - but to explain their positions. I especially appreciate Rick going over areas where he DOES give examples where he has criticized FoxPro. The petition reminds me a little of the Petition Microsoft to Start Marketing FoxPro on the Wiki back in 2001. There was a bunch of hooplah then about who didn't sign the open letter. The reasoning is still the same. Microsoft does
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