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...'"