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Danish Unix User Group Files Complaint With EU Commission Against Denmark For Mandating MSOOXML

Feb 27, 2008, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"The Danish Unix User Group, DKUUG, has filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission regarding Denmark's mandating ECMA 376, better known by us as MSOOXML, for certain procurements.

"The complaint is grounded in breach of the EC Treaty article 81 on unfair competition. The press release says that the regulation 'can be seen as an attempt to continue the de facto monopoly of Microsoft in the Danish state on office software, as the various public agencies and institutions need to buy the products of Microsoft to comply to the regulation...'"

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