Defending Openness

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 21, 2007 10:37 PM EDT
Linux Journal; By Glyn Moody
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Things have been going pretty well for open source and open standards recently. First, there was theimplosion of the SCO case, in the wake of which even SCOaccepts that it may not be around much longer. Then we had therejection of Microsoft's request for a fast-track approval of its OOXML rival to ODF. Finally, the European Court of First Instance hasrefused Microsoft's request for an annulment of the terms imposed by the European Commission. All are notable victories that many regarded as unlikely a few years ago. But elsewhere, other open movements are still in the early stages of the struggle against forces pushing closed, proprietary standards.

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