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Re: [News] [Rival] Ireland, the UK, and Korea Say "No" to Microsoft Monopoly (OOXML)

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ [H]omer on Tuesday 04 September 2007 04:22 : \____
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> UK response to the draft international standard, ISO/IEC DIS 29500
>>> OOXML (ECMA 376)
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | It identified a number of technical issues in the document which
>>> | need to be addressed before the UK can approve ISO/IEC DIS 29500
>>> | OOXML as an International Standard.
>>> `----
>> That's a pleasant surprise. I felt sure they'd vote an outright "yes".
>> WOOT!
> I thought so as well, with all that Microsoft solidarity.  National Archives
> us /RUN/ by a Microsoft exec, the British Library is uncomfortable close to
> Microsoft (like twins separated at birth) and the BBC is failled with
> Microsoft execs and former execs (it's a puppet state).

I wonder if our exposees are having some impact?  They cannot be going
unnoticed, and I know that quite a few journalists do read cola through
google.  I've also been able to highlight to a couple of analysts I know
that the BBC's solution has various problems and what they are, so word
must be getting around.  Also, we have Gordon Brown, a new PM in place,
who's nowhere near so pro-Bush as brown-necking-Blair was, so it could
well be that there is some governmental backing off from some of these

Furthermore, we do still have some people with integrity here and

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