Defending Open Standards: FSFE refutes BSA’s false claims to European Commission

“The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is pressuring the European
Commission to remove the last vestiges of support for Open
Standards from the latest version of the EU’s interoperability
recommendations, the European Interoperability Framework.

“FSFE has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Commission by
the BSA last week. In the following paragraphs we analyse the BSA’s
arguments and explain why their claims are false, and why Open
Standards are key to interoperability and competition in the
European software market. We have shared this analysis with the
European Commission.”