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Corruption in OOXML standardization vote also in the Balkans?

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Votes from South-eastern Europe and former Yugoslavia countries showed Microsoft's domination of that market, and especially good connections with authorities because most of the national standardization bodies voted "Yes with no comments". Just how did Microsoft get OOXML support in Eastern Europe? More corruption?

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The Definition of Insanity

http://tuxdeluxe.org

standards don't rule the computing world. Today, ninety-two percent of desktops and now seventy percent of servers run the completely proprietary and non-standardized Microsoft Windows operating system. Even though POSIX was an ISO standard the weight of the market got behind the de-facto standard of Windows. Network effects matter.

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An Open Letter to ISO

http://blogs.freecode.no

Is it time to standardize ISO? In light of the recent events relating to the standardization process of EOOXML, it seems appropriate to look into possible standardization of the process itself.

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No ISO for Microsoft Means Little

http://www.eweek.com

ODF advocates are getting ahead of themselves by celebrating Microsoft's ISO failure.

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Appeals Court Rules that Deceptive Conduct in Standard Setting can Violate Antitrust Laws

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

While many of us have been preoccupied with the OOXML vote, the rest of the world has naturally been continuing to go about its business. One piece of business that took an interesting turn in the last few days is a ruling by a Federal Appellate Court in the United States that breaks new ground in protecting the integrity of the standard setting system.

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ISO reforms proposed in response to OOXML shenanigans

http://arstechnica.com

Late last month, evidence emerged indicating that Microsoft has used financial incentives to influence the outcome of Office Open XML (OOXML) fast-track approval in various national standards bodies. Although ISO ended up voting against fast-track approval for OOXML, the company's efforts have created doubts about the reliability of the standards process.

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3.2 billion people voted NO and against OOXML

http://www.noooxml.org

Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes...

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Microsoft Office XML formats? Defective by design

http://ooxmlisdefectivebydesign.blogspot.com

"Microsoft is trying to push new file formats that are using ZIP and XML. Are those new file formats any good for Office developers ? In other words, should anyone feel safe to make direct access to file parts, and start getting free of running instances of Microsoft Office and its COM object model, usually through VBA ?"

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Lessons learned - the job isn't over

http://it.slashdot.org

I submit though, that the job isn't over, but incomplete. The ISO seriously needs to look at fixing how Microsoft attempted to hijack the process to suit their own gain, and ignore the real purpose of International Standards.

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How to Hack ISO

http://www.robweir.com

Jason Matusow claims that "The next 6 months will be where the rubber really meets the road for the work on Open XML." This is nonsense. The work should have been done back in Ecma, before submission to ISO. Fast Track is not a standards development process.

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ISO votes against fast tracking Microsoft's Office Open XML

http://arstechnica.com

The International Organization for Standardization has voted against a proposal to fast-track Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an international standard. Here's how the vote went: all 41 of the of the countries that had worked on the proposal participated in the vote. There were 17 "yes" votes, 15 "no" votes, and 9 abstentions.

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What the...? Australia abstains on OOXML vote

http://www.itwire.com

Isn't it the job of those proposing a standard to make their case? If consensus cannot be reached, surely the only responsible decision to to vote against the proposal.

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Commentary on the OOXML results from Groklaw

http://www.groklaw.net

Microsoft is telling it in their press release that 74% of all qualified votes approved: "The results show that 51 ISO members, representing 74 percent of all qualified votes, stated their support for ratification of Open XML." That is downright silly.

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ISO Will Announce on Tuesday that OOXML Approval has Failed

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

"With the polls now closed and the early results in (some public, some not), think it's time to predict with assurance that ISO will announce tomorrow that ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats, has failed to achieve enough yes votes to gain approval at this time..."

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Poland vote$ for Microsoft OOXML [it’s official]

http://polishlinux.org

Technical Committee 182 decided on August 30th to accept Microsoft format Office Open XML as an ISO standard. Another committee already voted against OOXML last week, but the KT 182 decision is the final vote of Poland sent to ISO on August 31th.

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