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Re: Challenge for Roy, Mark, or Linonut

____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 13:59 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on Thursday 06 September 2007 08:28 : \____
>>> Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> did eloquently scribble:
>>   ^^^^^^^^^
>>>> functions defined in OOXML, so if you had to implement ODF from scratch,
>>>> you could use the OOXML specification to fill all those holes in ODF!
>>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9771375-16.html
>> Headline: "If corrupt, vote for OOXML"
>> Tim Smith = corrupt .
> I wonder how much he costs?

Sweden was bought for only $30,000, IIRC. That's not bad. About a third of a
cent per capita.

I wonder how cheap Colombia was. The currency there is different and it's among
the first countries where we found a breathtaking (yet in this case
unsurprising) case of corruption. Among about 13 voters, at lease 9 were
Microsoft partners. Imagine Microsoft getting prepared for a 'national'
meeting and making a decision. They just end up saying, "hey, who invited
you, 'other guys'?" and overwhelm the panel, whose chairman was in many cases
a Microsoft partners as well. In Switzerland, the chairman ignore and overrode
the advice and decision of the panel after speaking to someone from Microsoft. 
In Portugal, unless you were a Microsoft partner, you couldn't get into the
meeting. Same story in Germany!

                ~~ Best of wishes

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