James McCarthy wrote:
>Ask the minister to define exactly what are the open standards & what
>the governemt considers open standards?
>Are ftp, http, tcp/ip these open standards?
>& what about MSOffice file formats, and the SMB standard will these be
>made open by MS?
>>FWIW, there's a good quote here:
"While I may disagree with Sun Microsystems president Jonathan Schwartz
... he's dead right on one thing: Open standards are what make computing
"Microsoft, of course, sees it another way. In the past, it set its
operating systems so that unless you ran Microsoft's own programs, you
got a second-class experience. We saw that with Netscape."
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