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EC Says Cloud Will Evaporate Without Open Standards

eWeek - The European Commission has continued its push against proprietary software and standards by pointing out the key role that openess played in the development of cloud computing services. In a wide-ranging speech this week in London, JoaquĆ­n Almunia, vice president of the European Commission responsible for competition policy discussed how member states need to compete more aggressively in the digital arena with the US and Asia. In particular he said that open standards and approaches were key to development of new services and platforms.