OOXML Appeals Rejected

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  1. Pedro

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    A reaction:
    http://homembit.com/2008/08/openxml-end-of-story-appeals-rejected.html
     
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    This is bad news indeed..........well looks like India and Brazil have no say to the big boys.
     
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    I fear MS may prevail due to the huge revenues at stake.
    There is absolutely NO incentive for MS to willingly develop a standard document format (unless pressured by outside influences).
    The dream of the belief that “...shifting to open standards, governments, individuals will benefit from choice, competition, and the ability to seamlessly substitute different vendor implementations.” could soon be lost.

    Kudos to Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Japan, Malasia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Poland, South Africa and other nations who have, or are considering adopting the ODF format.

    Those so inclined can sign a petition (FWIW) here: http://www.noooxml.org/petition
     
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    CONSEGI 2008 Declaration -- Open Letter to ISO Reveals More OOXML Issues

    CONSEGI 2008 Declaration -- Open Letter to ISO Reveals More OOXML Issues
    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20080901220545193
     
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    Good good ol big boy IBM finally speaks and now things might look up.
     
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    Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy
    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/pos...rds-body-implodes-over-ooxml-controversy.html
     
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    What is interesting is the underhand way that some countries had yes votes, proper process was not followed. The vote is supposed to have concenus from ALL commitee members.

    "You will have been notified that Norway voted to approve OOXML in this ballot. This decision does not reflect the view of the vast majority of the Norwegian committee, 80% of which was against changing Norway’s vote from No with comments to Yes."

    Emphasis mine.
    http://blog.abrenna.com/formal-protest-against-norways-yes-to-ooxml/

    Also:

    http://topicmaps.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/the-norway-vote-what-really-happened/

    http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/?p=3
     
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