Boycott Novell: Did Microsoft Attack IBM by Proxy to Restrain OOXML Critics?

[ Thanks to Roy
for this link. ]

“Just days after accusations had been made against IBM and a ban
put in place, IBM was cleared of all charges and the ban was
lifted. The Register was quick with its report and so was The

“It’s not entirely clear what the EPA ban was for in the first
place, but IBM said in a statement that it would continuing to
cooperate with the EPA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of Virginia, which served grand jury subpoenas in
search of documents and testimony relating to the contract. So
apparently, they don’t know what’s going on either then…”