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Defending Openness

“Things have been going pretty well for open source and open
standards recently. First, there was the implosion of the SCO case,
in the wake of which even SCO accepts that it may not be around
much longer. Then we had the rejection of Microsoft’s request for a
fast-track approval of its OOXML rival to ODF. Finally, the
European Court of First Instance has refused Microsoft’s request
for an annulment of the terms imposed by the European Commission.
All are notable victories that many regarded as unlikely a few
years ago. But elsewhere, other open movements are still in the
early stages of the struggle against forces pushing closed,
proprietary standards.

“As case in point is the world of open access…”

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