Linked by jonas.kirilla on Mon 7th Feb 2011 22:37 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "One member of the European Parliament and a handful of their advisors and assistants started a free software group last Saturday, aiming to increase the use of Free and open source software in the European Parliament's IT infrastructure. The user group is open to all who work in the European Parliament, including staff and assistants working in political groups."
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RE[4]: EU giving in to MS
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th Feb 2011 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: EU giving in to MS"
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No, that's what YOU mean by "open specification". Others might just mean something like "a published specification that I may obtain (either by buying or downloading for free) and implement" (versus "a specification only known inside [microsoft|apple|google|etc] that I have to reverse-engineer to be compatible with") without any implied additions like the "royalty-free" that you seem to be implying.

Well, both the EU and Microsoft consider "royalty-free" to be a prerequisite for a standard to be called "open". So, it's not just him.

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