Stephen Downes

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Not that this is the end of it. After all, they tacked software patents into agricultural bills in Europe. So we can expect to see continued attempts to have Microsoft's Office formal as an ISO standard. The standards process, after all, is biased toward adoption. You can't just kill a proposal - you have to 'vote no with comments', which means that, once the comments are 'addressed', there is a very strong impelling force to vote 'yes'. And the Microsoft proposals are thus slated to come back next year.

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