Does Microsoft Office Lock-in Cost the UK Government 500 Million?

Microsoft a “strong supporter of openness”? Well, that’s an interesting claim given that it has spent the last fifteen years spreading FUD about the horrors of openness. But maybe it’s seen the light now, so let’s look at the second part of the above. Notice that it moves from open standards to restrictive single standard mandate: as far as I am aware, nothing in the current open standards consultation talks about single standard mandates – it’s another of Microsoft’s straw men.

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