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Tech companies will be strong-armed into openness, Commissioner vows

Jun 11, 2010, 13:41 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Wholesale reform of the way Europe approaches IT standards is on the cards, including regulating dominant companies to make their products more interoperable, legislation to force declaration of embedded intellectual property in technologies proposed as standards, overhaul of European standard-setting bodies, and an renewed commitment to steering public bodies towards choosing open products over de facto standards.

"An outline of the upcoming overhaul was articulated by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice president for the Digital Agenda, in a speech given to the Open Forum Europe 2010 Summit in Brussels today."

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