ZDNet: Open Source: Are Microsoft and Other Holdouts About to Crack?
Jul 14, 2005, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)
"It was only a matter of time. Commercial software providers,
including Microsoft, that have so far been steadfast in their
resolve to preserve at least some of their old business models, are
finding that the open standards card that they've so cunningly
played as a part of those models could now have turned out to be a
deal with the devil. The open source devil.
"Compliance with open standards has long been viewed as a
critical part of any commercial software business model and, to
varying degrees that suit their business goals, commercial software
providers have not only complied with those standards, but also
participated in and even initiated their development..."