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Re: [News] Brazil & NZ Reject OOXML; Australia Changes Mind, Won't Vote "Yes" on OOXML

____/ [H]omer on Monday 03 September 2007 18:59 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Brazil votes against Open XML
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Among the issues cited are lack of compatibility with the Gregorian
>> | calendar, lack of support for languages such as Chinese
> That's fair, after all - that particular fifth of the population of
> planet earth probably doesn't need to write documents anyway, right? Er...
> Microsoft; narcissistic as ever.
India and China offered their rejection. At the moment, the problem is that
Microsoft apparently 'buys' countries on the cheap. It gets countries that
never intended to vote up on their seats. Take a while guess and say whose
side they take...

Microsoft -- lobbying muscle, but impotent down under when it comes to writing
good software and building good formats.

Outcome? Revolt.

The world is beginning to realise why Microsoft is loathed and ESR will slam
the OSI door right in their face.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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