Microsoft to embrace open standards

Announced today. Microsoft is saying it’ll play nice in the standards area and will provide open access to the API’s for several of it’s core product lines.

Assuming they mean it and follow through on what they are announcing, then this will be a good thing. Time will tell. Microsoft have a history of embrace and extend when it comes to industry standards. The extend part made them non-standard.

Ars Technica has more.