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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's OOXML Likely Dead in ISO; Man Strivess to Fix Broken ISO

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's OOXML Likely Dead in ISO; Man Strivess to Fix Broken ISO
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:17:58 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Norbert Bollow starts OpenISO

,----[ Quote ]
| What do engineers do when they observe a problem? They start a project to fix 
| it. A Swiss standard expert who got annoyed by the "Open XML bug" of ISO  
| procedures launched OpenISO.org. 


Critics Skeptical That Microsoft Will Be Able To Alter Vote On OOXML

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| "I don't believe the votes are later going to go in the other direction," 
| said Zemlin in an interview. Zemlin is sometimes criticized within Linux 
| ranks for his repeated admonition that Microsoft must be respected as a 
| competitor. But he was unsparing in his assessment of the ISO fast track 
| outcome.    


APEC and OOXML - both pointless and annoying

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| Making just as many headlines as George Bush's travelling circus has been 
| Microsoft's failed attempt to fast-track its OOXML document format to the 
| status of an ISO standard.  
| Both these events have been annoying and pointless. Neither has done anything 
| but generate a huge amount of FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt). 


OOXML is defective by design



Microsoft Loses, Spins Open XML Vote

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| ISO issued a statement that makes plain what Microsoft tried to spin as a 
| victory.  


Microsoft FUD Watch: OOXML Edition

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| Apparently, there is more than one way to stuff the ballot box.
| In all my years working as a journalist, I've never seen any technology 
| company spin information the way Microsoft did today. The press release on 
| OOXML ratification is a blueprint for spinning semantics, and the stringing 
| together of truths and half-truths to seemingly make the outcome of one event 
| something else altogether.     


Microsoft spins OOXML loss as a win

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| Microsoft lost its effort to win “fast track” approval of its OOXML (which it 
| calls Open XML)  as an international standard, but you wouldn’t know that 
| from reading much of the press coverage.  
|     * Microsoft claims global support for Open XML.
|     * Microsoft reports victory in preliminary ISO ballot.
|     * Microsoft takes big step toward OOXML approval.
|     * Microsoft is seen winning an international standard vote.   
|     * Strong global support for Open XML.


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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| No kidding. Microsoft continues to steam-roll the competition, as illustrated 
| by its latest attempt to ram acceptance of OOXML through ISO by the blatantly 
| rigging the vote. And of course the European's really love Microsoft's 
| business practices. Not. No, Microsoft has the DoJ in their hip pocket thanks 
| to the "pro-business" stance of the Bush administration, and as long as 
| Bushites remain in power and the Democrats remain inept and impotent, it's 
| going to stay that way. Which leaves those of use who really believe in a 
| free and fair market to fend for ourselves.       


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