The List of Documents to ReadHere is a re-post of a number of documents that I am releasing personally
The original announcement of our agreement April 2000 - astonishing how things can change!
An 88 page PDF file with RealNames proposal to Microsoft for a continued relationship and supporting documents.
A scribes notes of the meeting between Microsoft and RealNames, held in Redmond on Tuesday 7 May 2002.
The original WebLog post on this story is here.
RealNames official release on the issue.
A threatening letter from Microsoft is here.
My rebuttal to the letter is here.
And then some background documents
An analysis of the quality of Keywords sold since RealNames moved to a channel model in 2001.
This document refutes the idea that since RealNames moved to a channel model the quality of Keywords has declined. It shows that Microsoft's accusations of poor quality names are simply unfounded and disingenuous. Better than 94% of all resolutions - which have themselves grown by 300% in the time - are from human adjudicated Keywords (Keywords Plus and Test bed Keywords). Almost no Keywords have been rescinded by Microsoft.
My first ever White Paper on RealNames [then called Go!]
My Patent - assigned to RealNames