Compare this recent statement from Minister Mary Hanafin, Minister of State with Responsibility for the Information Society, and this extract from ‘Why Microsoft Wins’ advertorial written by a Microsoft product manager, Sunday Business Post, 2004-05-02:
- ‘It is important, of course, to differentiate between the open standards and open source software.’
- ‘One must be clear about the difference between `open source software’ and `open standards’ software.’
ILUG have already written an article in response to this pretty obvious prompting of a government minister by a commercial interest.
(thanks to ompaul at lwn.net for pointing that out.)