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Microsoft still pushing a standards tax

Aug 12, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"The way Jason Matusow, Microsoft director of corporate standards, does this would do credit to any Senator seeking to filibuster a wildly-popular measure. He calls it “balance.”

"I fundamentally still believe that innovations are opportunities...and that is a good thing (for the inventor and for society). But the “no IP restrictions” concept of “open standards” does away with too much. Out of balance.

"In this Matusow is pretending not to know what having a standard means. It means everyone must use whatever it is you offer. Standards are, almost by definition, not innovative. They are what everyone has, what everyone is required to have."

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