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A Microsoft Slur in the OOXML Saga -- Did I Tell You or Did I Tell You?

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Remember I told you I've noticed that people who don't support Microsoft's agenda end up the victim of smear campaigns?... The New Zealand Open Source Society is reporting that an employee at Microsoft recently sent an email to one of the technical bodies advising an NB involved in the OOXML ISO process, smearing a man's reputation

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Australia stalls OOXML vote as NZ scratches head

http://www.zdnet.com.au

With the countdown on to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ballot on OOXML, Australia and New Zealand's representatives are keeping their cards close to their chests on which way they will vote.

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Linux steps up to power NZ Stock Exchange

http://computerworld.co.nz

The New Zealand Stock Exchange is moving to a Linux platform for its settlement and clearing system, replacing its existing HP NonStop platform and applications in order to reduce cost and increase flexibility.

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Ministry of Justice updates open-source policy

http://computerworld.co.nz

The policy indicates open source should be looked at first and if it doesn’t meet requirements then commercial options should be considered, says NZOSS president.

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NZ Ministry of Justice: We want open source

http://www.zdnet.com.au

The New Zealand Ministry for Justice believes that open source software is a more stable, supportable, and cost-effective choice compared to proprietary solutions.

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NZ Ministry of Justice Open Source Position Paper [PDF]

http://nzoss.org.nz

Industry standards may not be open (e.g., Microsoft Word file formats) so there are reverse-engineering risks with any OSS dependent upon those standards. The MoJ preference for open standards (e.g., Open Document Format, which is now supported even by Microsoft) lessens this risk.

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NZ government wins open source award

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The New Zealand State Services Commission's (SSC) championing of open-source software in government helped its ICT (Information and Communications Technology) branch pick up an award in the government category of the inaugural New Zealand Open Source Awards, held in Wellington this month.

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Open source opens doors

http://www.nzherald.co.nz

For someone whose job suddenly disappeared on him, Auckland software developer Vik Olliver is on a high. Apart from his employment misfortune, good things have been happening to Olliver, a stalwart of the open source software community in New Zealand.

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New Zealand casts NO on Open XML vote

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Standards New Zealand have casted a ‘NO’ vote on the proposal to adopt the Open XML draft Standard as an international Standard.

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Standards NZ to canvass local views on Open XML

http://computerworld.co.nz

Standards New Zealand will host forums this week that could determine New Zealand’s position on Microsoft’s controversial Open XML file format in a crucial international vote on September 2.

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Patent threat looms large over OOXML

http://nzoss.org.nz

The New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS) has grave concerns about the draft Office Open XML (OOXML) standard currently being 'fast tracked' through the ISO.

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New Zealand honors Open Source with awards

http://www.opensourcereporter.net

On Oct. 17, New Zealand honors those who make positive contributions to Open Source by presenting the first New Zealand Open Source Awards.

The event, to be held in Wellington, is being spearheaded by Catalyst IT, New Zealand's largest open source provider, and the New Zealand Open Source Society.

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