So Microsoft doesn’t have a patent on XML in document processing in New Zealand. Excellent result for the New Zealand Open Source Society here – congratulations to everyone who has been involved over the long haul involved in the case.
While this is a contractual matter at the moment, it’s easy to imagine how HP could make an anti-trust complaint concerning use of market dominance in the software market to attempt to gain control in the hardware market. Presumably Oracle has thought of that and has a defence?
So much for “cross-platform”. This is the problem with corporate-controlled platform strategies – arbitrary changes in direction over which you can have no influence can happen at any point to blow you out of the water. Best stick to open standards and community-led activity. HTML 5 anyone?
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