September 7, 2001

DoJ decision is good for Linux

Author: JT Smith

"Opening the APIs and especially the file formats certainly allows competition in the compatible office suite market, including open
source software. Additionally, it would enjoin Microsoft from unilaterally changing standards, because the new specifications would
need to be made publicly available at the same time they are given to application developers. (Enforcement might be tricky, but it
would not be possible suspiciously quickly to come to market with applications based on new specs.) The same holds true of a ban
on software which breaks the applications of other vendors." More at Linux Today.


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