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

  • Subject: [News] Brazil & NZ Reject OOXML; Australia Changes Mind, Won't Vote "Yes" on OOXML
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 12:24:23 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
NZ rejects Microsoft OOXML, Sweden confused

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has admitted encouraging partners to join the national bodies 
| deciding whether to recommend OOXML for fast-track ISO (International 
| Organization for Standardization) certification.  


Brazil votes against Open XML

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| Among the issues cited are lack of compatibility with the Gregorian calendar, 
| lack of support for languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and 
| security issues including the possibility of password breaches and 
| vulnerability to viruses.   


Australian apathy results in OOXML abstain vote

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| The standards body, which represents Australia at the International Standards 
| Organisation (ISO), said the decision was due to a clear lack of consensus 
| and commitment throughout the development process.  


Two Document Standards Means Continued Interoperability Gap

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| I want to start off by reminding everyone that Microsoft was invited from the 
| very beginning to participate in developing the OpenDocument Format. 
| Microsoft, claimed that it's competitors were ganging up on it, apparently 
| forgetting that its competitors also compete against each other. In the long 
| road leading up to this point, Microsoft wound up deciding to promote the 
| idea that two or more competing standards is the best way to serve the world. 
| But they miss the goal set forth by the OpenDocument technical committee - a 
| single standard that anyone could implement would mean everyone can share 
| documents with far improved reliability than trying to convert between 
| document formats.         



Microsoft buying it's way into OOXML ISO certification?

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| It appears that Microsoft is just buying the OOXML ISO certification!


OOXML bribery humour:


The Joy of OOXML

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| None of this will surprise long-term observers of Microsoft: it's simply the 
| way it plays.  


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