Tuesday, June 10, 2008

E.U. Snubs Microsoft on Office Systems - NYTimes.com

This just in from the land of fettered capitalism and long-term grudge matches...

Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes of the European Union delivered an unusually blunt snub to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.

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“I know a smart business decision when I see one — choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed,” Ms. Kroes told a conference in Brussels. “No citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to choose a closed technology over an open one.”

E.U. Snubs Microsoft on Office Systems - NYTimes.com

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