XML co-author joins Android team

    Web guru Tim Bray, one of the authors of the XML language , left Sun Microsystems and joined the Google Android development team. This was announced by Tim on his blog under the heading “To a territory without evil” (Now A No-Evil Zone).

    Explaining this decision, Tim Bray said that in a philosophical sense, his position coincides with the concept of Google’s business in general, including in the confrontation of the Apple iPhone.

    He likes the openness of Android for developers, a large set of interfaces, the spirit of open-source, strong support for Android from Google and the open market for applications.

    Tim Bray explained that he appreciates the hardware and software of the iPhone, but the whole ecosystem resembles a "sterile Disney garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers." According to him, application developers for the iPhone "serve the owner and are afraid of his anger."

    All this causes Bray to only hate. He believes that the closed iPhone hardware and software platform contradicts the concept of the open Web.

    The XML co-author is sincerely convinced that Apple is wrong, and he will try to prove it with his work in Android.

    via DeepTech

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