Microsoft open specification promise

Andreas K. Foerster list at
Thu Dec 6 18:29:32 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 02:04:04PM +0100, Mirko Boehm wrote:
> Hi,
> at the Microsoft presentation at the summit of newthinking I took a note
> to check the conditions under which the OData standard (the OASIS open
> data standard proposal, heavily industry influence) is licensed. Turns
> out it is the "Microsoft open specification promise" found here:
> Was there already an analysis of how these terms align with our
> understanding of what an open standard is? And if not, is this something
> where we should communicate actively?

The following text discusses, that this "promise" is not sufficient
to rely on for Free Software:

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