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Battle Ensues Over Open Standards in EU Rules

PCW - While the European Commission has said the EIF will create interoperable standards to empower businesses and citizens and give them better access to information, lobby groups now are loudly arguing about the role of open standards in the framework.

Last week a letter from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) to the Commission was leaked. Now, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has hit back saying that the BSA is pressuring the Commission to "remove the last vestiges of support for open standards from the interoperability recommendations." The BSA represents such software giants as Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Dell and HP.


FSFE - Revision of the EIF: FSFE responds to BSA's claims re standardisation, patent licensing Date: 20101015