October 3, 2008

Standards, Open Standards and Double Standards

Earlier this week IBM announced that it intends to wage war against Microsoft in the worldââ¬â¢s standards bodies. The motivation for this bellicose declaration was IBMââ¬â¢s stinging defeat last Spring in its battle to prevent the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) from ratifying Microsoftââ¬â¢s de facto office document standard (OOXML).
The thing that galls me about IBMââ¬â¢s position is the flagrant hypocrisy behind this whole open standards campaign. In a nutshell, Big Blue conspicuously fails to practice what it preaches.

Link: interopnews.com


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