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How Microsoft Fought True Open Standards III

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - In my first two posts about Microsoft's lobbying against true open standards, I concentrated on a document sent to the Cabinet Office in May 2011. Here, I'd like to look at another, sent in October 2011 (available in both html and pdf formats.)

The document has three main sections. The first is headed:

The revised definition would preclude the use of practically all standards that governments (and private sector, including citizens) currently use because no standards are “made irrevocably available without restriction on a royalty free basis.”

Here's the nub of the argument: