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Should FOSS 'Match Microsoft' on Interoperability?

Aug 17, 2009, 17:01 (2 Talkback[s])
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"No More Bad Guy?

"Speaking of talking, that's just what bloggers have been doing ever since the Linux Loop's Thomas Teisberg entreated the FOSS community to "match Microsoft" on interoperability.

""As much as the FSF would like to continue framing Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Apple Store Discount on Office 2008 for Mac - Home and Student Edition . Click here. More about Microsoft as the bad guy in every situation, they aren't," Teisberg wrote, citing the so-called "browser ballot" for Windows 7 and the proposed file format ballot for Office 2010. "The Microsoft of today is very different from the Microsoft of 5 years ago, and supporters of open standards should start to match their moves towards interoperability."

"Did Linux gees jump all over that one? You bet your ballot box they did."

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