Posted by: Anonymous
on November 25, 2007 04:29 AM
Some very interesting comments on the entire issue but the Gnome Foundation may be right because everyone seems to have forgoten the EU. If the standard is approved with full documentation and MS breaks compatibility by abusing the standard, then would not the EU nail their hides to a wall instead of the slap on a wrist given by the U.S. D.O.J? As Ben Grim of the Fantastic Four would say "It's clobbering time!".
Now to my way of thinking, this is simply a matter of giving MS enough rope to hang themselves, instead of shooting ourselves in the foot even though we've seen some movement towards open standards by many governments I feel that until all government implement a totally royalty and patent free standard of document exchange it doesn't really matter because not enough of them will be using them in spite of any laws passed.