Interoperatibility without openess?

I was pointed yesterday to a page from the Free Software Foundation Europe (fsfe short) which describes the changes between the original and current draft for the “European Interoperatibility Framework” EIF – to quote the conclusion:

[…] we can only conclude that the European Commission is giving strong preference to the viewpoint of a single lobby group. Regarding interoperability and open standards, key places of the consultation document were modified to comply with the demands of the BSA. Input given by other groups was not considered on this issue. Beyond ignoring this input, the Commission has apparently decided to ignore the success of the first version of the EIF, and to abandon its efforts towards actually achieving interoperability in eGovernment services.

EIFv2: Tracking the loss of interoperability – enjoy the read…