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Re: [News] New Push in Europe for Interoperability Framework

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> IDABC EIF Info Day 2008 - Brussels
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> | The European Commission, Directorate General for Informatics (IDABC), is
> | organising a special event aiming to present and inform on the new
> | version of the European Interoperability Framework. This EIF Info Day is
> | to take place on 25 June 2008 in Brussels.
> `----
> http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7649

As tax payers representatives, they need to make open formats and software
the norm by holding competitions for the most agressive peer reviewed open
standards so that proprietory companies and open source companies
can now compete properly in the market without market distortions.
It is the consumer and those who adopt the standards fastest that
benefit most from setting common standards.
It is imperative that when micoshaft and other closed source
companies do their dangerously stupid things to gain the upper hand at these
meeting, that they are forced to leave and more open source
companies like the RHATs of this world, and small ma and grandpa
outfits are allowed access to both the standards formation process
and to allow peer review. Such diversity in a group forces a group to go for
the simplest and obvious features in standards first so that standards
are set with the most obvious and important and widely
adoptable priorities first.

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