Linux.com: The Struggle for Control of Standards and Protocols

“I may be a looney tune or I may be right, But it seems that no
one (not even the vanguards of the open source community) is openly
discussing the real core of what’s at stake with this Microsoft

I feel that the real issue here is the control of standards
and protocols.
I think of streets and highways as public
domain and toll roads as corporate possessions. I think of the
Internet as public domain with private sites as destinations. For
this to be true, then the standards and protocols of any form of
communication including those that make the networking possible
must be public domain.”