Autoslime Labs: DWF Freedom and Independence (Hardy Har Har)
Initially impressive as it makes viewing the proprietary crippleware dwf
file format browser agnostic but after a moment of reflection and
circumspection Autoslime's "Project Freewheel" should be more aptly named
"Project Trojan Flypaper" it is nothing more than a hijacked web
standard that has been corrupted to generate sticky crippleware with
features "to come" from the masters of slime who dare compare their
underhanded dishonorable slimey business practices to the honor and nobility
of the principles used to found the former United States of America.
Especially since Project Trojan Flypaper is just that; a trojan initiative
from the masters of slime who are now offering a crippled free file viewer
to those who copy and paste a snippet of code into a webpage that resolves
where? At dwfit.com which is controlled by whom? Autoslime. Bingo! Instant
method to collect customer CAD files, analyze them, collect user data and
data mine the entire collection.
Fools who give Autoslime their data for the opportunity to advertise on
the dwfit website will once again pay to undermine their own well being. I
tell ya, these pimps have got it down. Copying Google as they have was easy
but I doubt Google will be happy if Autoslime tries to sell advertising
the term "CADwords" which would infringe on Google's trademarked Adwords.
Furthermore, I see no mention of any public API (typical of slimesters)
without which there can be no "mashup" where the real value is being
experienced by users who can utilize the published Web 2.0 APIs from those
such as Google, Microsoft and others releasing real "Web 2.0" applications
to program their own applications.
<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://www.metromilwaukee.com/clintongallagher /
 Simply put, Web 2.0 applications are developed to be browser agnostic
and unlike Autoslime, Web 2.0 applications are built using the open
standards as established by the W3C.
XML which is used to transport data asynchronously back and forth from the
web application server. Perhaps the most significant aspect of Web 2.0
applications include a published API which allows users to program the
application to meet the users requirements.
When the page must display vector drawings the Scalable Vector Graphics
(SVG) standard is used. SVG is of course an open standard as established by
the process managed by participants of the W3C (http://www.w3.org /) but
Autoslimesters have hijacked the standard, crippled it and present it as if
it were some favor to each of us.
All of what the slimesters have done could be done by each owner of a CAD
file if the slimesters supported the SVG vector file format standard which
at this point they do not support in any way other than the proprietary and
crippled Project Trojan Flypaper.
What you are seeing Project Trojan Flypaper do is what we could all do
ourselves -- and more -- if this slimey company supported the web standards
instead of attempting to hijack and cripple them.
And the fecal matter from this company dares compare themselves and their
crippleware to the principles which men and women gave their lives to