'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'
Apparently the devs are too young to remember proven to be real internal Microsoft policy of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
From that article...
>The variation, "embrace, extend and extinguish", was first introduced in the United States v. Microsoft antitrust trial when a vice president of Intel, Steven
>McGeady, testified that Microsoft vice president Paul Maritz used the phrase in a 1995 meeting with Intel to describe Microsoft's strategy toward
>Netscape, Java, and the Internet.