November 27, 2005
The Microsoft Covenant Not to Sue Reexamined
Andy Updegrove writes "Last time I compared the Microsoft covenant not to sue implementers of its XML Reference Schema to Sun's commitment in support of ODF, and found Microsoft's commitment to be inferior on a number of counts. But when compared to its previous XML license terms, Microsoft has made a huge jump. Here's how this comparison comes out, and what it all means to someone deciding which alternative to support."