Government Computer News ran an article on Microsoft's announcement about joining the OGC last week. The article is a good, quick read and can be found here.

Great quotes from both Microsoft and the OGC. Especially like this one from David Schell, OGC Chariman and CEO:

“The greatest implication of Microsoft coming into OGC is that Microsoft is one of the few companies that you can really say has ubiquitous presence,” Schell said. “That will provide the very stabilizing and constructive influence within the consortium, and the consortium’s allies are going to be much more confident that a responsible policy and set of best practices will result from the process. That’s terribly important for government [clients] as well as for major corporations.”

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