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Is the Open Standards Alliance Betraying Open Source?

Jan 21, 2009, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Gold said he has good relations with people at Microsoft and Oracle to open the door, and characterized his talks as "ongoing". Gold will likely try to leverage his contacts through his main job as vice president and general manager of Unisys' open-source business.

"This is a dramatic shift -- from interoperability between open source apps, to interoperability between open source and proprietary software. Where the first is about making the free software ecosystem stronger by helping its components to fit together better -- and thus offer an even better alternative to the closed source ecosystems - the second is about about making open source simply another part of the proprietary one."

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