Thursday, February 07, 2008

Doug Mahugh : Respect for open standards? You decide

This really should be a "reality TV" miniseries -- read the full post for details on how some pro-ODF vendors are apparently trying to reach new levels of creativity in terms of attempting to influence the outcome of the ISO ballot on Open XML

Is the anti-BRM really an appropriate activity that shows respect for open standards? I'd hate to think that we're entering an age when it will be seen as perfectly normal for vendors opposed to a particular standard to schedule events at the same location where international standards bodies are working, and offer to counsel the participants between working sessions. As I said earlier, if that's not a deliberate attempt to exert undue influence, I can't imagine what is.

Doug Mahugh : Respect for open standards? You decide

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