NewsForge: Why Open Standards Matter

” I think open source software is a good thing, but I’ve never
bought into the religious fundamentalist fervor of a lot of the
circles I move in as an IT reporter. Condemning people for not
using Linux instead of Windows, and the strong-arm tactics of some
proprietary software makers that try to lock people into a certain
product, are just two sides of the same coin. But open standards
that make real choices possible? Now, that’s something I can get

“This week I spent six and a half hours at Government Day, a
sub-conference at LinuxWorld Boston led by Leon Shiman, the founder
of X.org…”