In an LinuxJournal article Glyn Moody analyzes Microsoft's actions with regard to open standards, open file formats, and open source. Starting from FFII's pessimistic take on the Microsoft-Kroes deal he connects the dots from the "dinner deal" via the OOXML-campaign to the recently approved MSFT-open source licences (Ms-PL,Ms-RL) and sees a pattern: What we are seeing here are a series of major assaults on different but related fields – open source, open file formats and open standards. All are directed to one goal: the hijacking of the very concept of openness. If we are to stop this inner corrosion, we must point out whenever we see wilful misuse and lazy misunderstandings of the term, and we must strive to make the real state of affairs quite clear. If we don't, then core concepts like “open source” will be massaged, kneaded and pummelled into uselessness.
The full article is here: http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1003745