The List of Documents to Read

Here is a 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 Almost no Keywords have been rescinded by Microsoft.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

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Keith Teare

Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.