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07:57 Dec 20, 2005
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / document format
English term or phrase:de-commoditizing
Government people can act especially smartly when they get good tips from others. A few years ago, secret Microsoft documents now named Halloween I and Halloween II were exposed to the world. These documents were developed in collaboration with key people in Microsoft. Their bottom line was a recommendation that Microsoft suppress competition by “de-commoditizing” protocols (creating proprietary formats that could not be used by others) and by attacking competitors through patent lawsuits. Since that time, people have been watching carefully and warning when Microsoft tries to “release” formats whose conditions inhibit competition.