sometimes i believe people who write sommething and then give it titles like : "the developer declaration of independence" must live somewhere between here and mars. this paper, while i'm not talking about wether i agree with them or not, calls for open standards and propagates that openstandards and the freedom of the developer can only be achieved by getting rid of the "monopolistic tendencies" of the big software companies.
what's the problem you ask ? well, let's take a look at who is a member of the open group that released that exact paper. names that jump the eye are : IBM, Novell, Oracle and Sun. Even the SCO group. Yes, even the vole itself. for these companies every patent and every secret they own is a liscence to print money. so i get the impression that some hippies in the open group celebrate their comittment to the free flow information while it's actuall members sit in the background, silently laughing