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[News] Microsoft LIES About OOXML ISO Outcome, Journalists Follow the Lies Like Sheep

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft LIES About OOXML ISO Outcome, Journalists Follow the Lies Like Sheep
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 02:36:23 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Okay, here's the beef (mentioned already)

Microsoft Fails to Gain Approval for OOXML

,----[ Quote ]
| I have now seen the official vote tally, and confirmed that the vote failed 
| both tests for approval (details are included at the end of this blog entry). 


Lots of barriers ahead.

What next for OOXML?

,----[ Quote ]
| So what next? In short, Microsoft has some 10,000 comments to deal with ahead 
| of he ballot resolution meeting in February. 


Now watch what happens.

Microsoft Loses, Spins Open XML Vote

,----[ Quote ]
| ISO issued a statement that makes plain what Microsoft tried to spin as a 
| victory.  


Microsoft FUD Watch: OOXML Edition

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.     


Then, the press gets fed.

Microsoft spins OOXML loss as a win

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


Watch what Microsoft is doing...

The results of the ISO voting: Office Open XML is Disapproved - Updated: It's

,----[ Quote ]
| The 11 new P signups, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ecuador, Jamaica, Lebanon, 
| Malta, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela, all 
| voted to approve or approve with comments, except for Ecuador, which 
| disapproved, and Trinidad and Tobago which abstained. What about the O 
| members? Almost to a man, they voted to approve. What an amazing coincidence.    


Why Microsoft deserved to lose the OOXML standards vote

,----[ Quote ]
| 1. Lobbying is legal. But certain lobbying tactics are not. Microsoft 
| officials admitted that one of the company’s employees behaved 
| inappropriately in Sweden,  


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.       


Microsoft -- born to be corrupt.

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