[ILUG] EU to investigation Microsoft's OOXML "lobbying"
blf at blf.utvinternet.ie
Sat Feb 9 07:15:31 GMT 2008
European Union Opens Another Investigation Of MIcrosoft [sic]
February 8, 2008 11:00 PM, by Greg Laden
The Ugly American Company, Microsoft, will now have a
third investigation run by the EU regarding their smarmy
"lobbying" (read, "bribery and coercion"[)] tactics during
the OOXML file format fight last year.
"The investigation will be especially welcome in standards
circles, due to the wide range of reports from the field
that Microsoft has engaged in 'stacking' of the national
committees that were voting on OOXML as well as other
overreaching activities intended to influence the result"
of standards voting, said Andrew Updegrove, a standards
expert [ ... ]
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