EU unimpressed by Microsoft's latest plans

By   |  February 22, 2008

The European Commission is generally unimpressed by Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that it would be putting in place strategies to improve interoperability with many of its software. In a statement issued shortly after Microsoft’s announcement the EC wrote:

The European Commission takes note of today’s announcement by Microsoft of its intention to commit to a number of principles in order to promote interoperability … The Commission would welcome any move towards genuine interoperability. Nonetheless, the Commission notes that today’s announcement follows at least four similar statements by Microsoft in the past on the importance of interoperability.

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