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Opinion, Analysis of Microsoft's "Open" Standards

Nov 23, 2005, 00:15 (10 Talkback[s])

eWeek: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Microsoft and Open Standards

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Kids know that when one kid lies all the time, the next thing out of his mouth is likely to be another lie.

"So what's the IT buying public's excuse for thinking Microsoft's new embrace of openness is anything other than a lie...?"

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ConsortiumInfo: Microsoft's Format Covenant Fails Comparison Test with Sun's

"I was able to get an advance copy of Microsoft's covenant not to compete, so that I could provide an analysis of it as soon as it was posted at the public XML Reference Schema Page. Here it is, with footnotes indicating where my comments apply, followed by a comparison of the non-assertion pledge given by Sun to OASIS in favor of OpenDocument. As you will see, there are significant differences..."

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