UK Backtracks on Open Standards in IT

Glynn Moody rakes the government of the UK over the coals for backtracking. Apparently, M$ got to the upper echelons some way and the UK reversed on preferring open standards. Amazing.

Computer Weekly claims M$’s buddies lobbied to throw out open standards: “The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) also formerly opposed the policy before Cabinet Office withdrew it. BIS supported Microsoft’s position against open standards, the backbone of the government’s ICT policy. The Business Software Alliance, infamous for its lobbying against open standards policy in Brussels, also lobbied against the government policy.”

The Cabinet Office claims no lobbying… They figured this all out on their own…

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