June 18, 2008
Open Source PLUS Open Standards are a â€œSmart Business Decisionâ€ Says E.U.
The New York Times reports today a hard rebuke from European UnionÃ¢â¬â¢s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, against MicrosoftÃ¢â¬â¢s tactics in Europe. In her speech she offered up some advice worth heeding; Ã¢â¬ÅI know a smart business decision when I see one Ã¢â¬â choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed,Ã¢â¬Â Ms. Kroes told a conference in Brussels. Ã¢â¬ÅNo citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to choose a closed technology over an open one.Ã¢â¬Â
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