The backlash begins: “Open Standards? EU must end the Microsoft Lock-in”

If this Article is anything to go by, the market response to the recent EU guidance on and “drive” towards Open Standards in IT procurement is not going to pull any punches.

Truly Open Standards – avoiding the cost of re-inventing the wheel each time and the increased costs associated with near-monopoly suppliers is a good objective (and nobody would disagree with that).

What ComputerWorld UK points out is that the “lock in” which everyone wants to get rid of is in fact enshrined at the heart of the EU in the form of Microsoft’s dominance of the market.

In essence, the EU is invited, politely, to rearrange the following word into a common phrase or expression: “mouth”, “your”, “put”, “money”, “where”, “your”, “is”.

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