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Microsoft out of IDPF

Bill McCoy reports this morning in his blog that Microsoft has pulled out of the International Digital Publishing Forum. His feeling is that the open standards of the IPDF run up against Microsoft's desire for a "Windows-Vista-centric" lock on digital publishing:

Since Microsoft has obviously set out on a path to unilaterally establish a digital publishing platform tied to their monopoly OS platform, why should they support open standards and an inclusive process that involves publishers as more than just passive recipients of the latest Microsoft technologies?
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