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Committed, until the monopoly comes calling

Feb 15, 2012, 06:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Microsoft, and other corporate entities have lobbied the Cabinet Office to rescind their policy and replace the definition of an open standard with a definition that is termed Reasonable and Non-discriminatory (RAND). RAND allows 'patent holders to claim royalties from anyone trying to implement the standard,' which would work against the participation of free and open source software, and inhibit interoperability."

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