Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 22:04 UTC
Microsoft Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, something happens that makes you move your expectations of the world up a few nothces. We already have to deal with the browser ballot, but that's not the only ballot Microsoft will deliver. Hold on to your panties, as Microsoft will also offer a file format ballot in Microsoft Office 2010. On a happier note, Microsoft makes a whole load of promises to the EU about opening up technologies and file formats.
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RE[2]: Half Full or Half Empty
by sbergman27 on Thu 6th Aug 2009 23:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Half Full or Half Empty"
sbergman27
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Pardon me for introducing a tiny note of scepticism, however, as I make the cautionary note that this is entirely and utterly opposite policy to everything else Microsoft has done for the past upteen years. One has to ask ... where is the catch?

The catch, my dear Lemur, is that the Ayatollah K'Ballmer would never allow this democratic ballot unless he had a plan which absolutely ensured that his candidate would win it.

Edited 2009-08-06 23:23 UTC

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