[ubuntu-uk] Open standards policy .....
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Apr 20 11:18:49 UTC 2012
On 20/04/12 10:59, Barry Drake wrote:
> Below is an e-mail that I have sent to
> openstandards at digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk with a copy to Francis Maude
> MP at psfrancismaude at cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk I have also written to
> my local MP. Just a thought but some of you might want to do something
> Dear Sirs, I have been very concerned for some time about this issue
> and did manage to attend one of the consultation sessions two years
> ago. My concern is currently over the heavy handed - almost bullying -
> approach that seems to be employed by large commercial interests. In
> particular Microsoft who seem to be using closed-standards to protect their
> interests and limit users to their software. An example of this is in the way in
> which ITC in schools has degenerated into teaching of the use of
> Microsoft's own products and no other.
> If the following is to be believed, then I think we have great cause for
> concern about this issue. Please see:
> and also:
> Kind regards, Barry.
Also of interest is a new item from Glyn Moody
Does Microsoft Office Lock-in Cost the UK Government £500 Million?
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