Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Is Burton Group Independent? No.

News story this morning citing the OOXML format as superior to the ODF format as established by the Burton Group. Burton Group portray themselves to be independent in the report.

Okay, open up your favorite search engine be it google, yahoo, jeeves, Microsoft Live, or whatever and do a search for these terms:

Burton Group Microsoft

Burton Group Linux

Now... you tell me... is Burton Group Independent, or are they a puppet of Microsoft?

I know what I saw, I saw a hand puppet. So, Burton Group: Nice Try. But there is one important item missing from your research. A history of being accurate.

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UPDATE

Seems that ArsTechnica agrees on this matter, they actually have a rebuttal up:

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080114-analyst-group-slams-odf-downplays-microsoft-iso-abuses.html
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