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African ministers punt free, open source

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In Windhoek last week, the Ministerial Bureau of the fifth Pan African Conference of Ministers for Public or Civil Service met to review progress on the collective work of the various public service ministers. Among the themes covered was that of e-governance and free and open source software (FOSS).

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Consortium Standards Journal - August – September 2007

http://consortiuminfo.org

A wealth of commentary on the subjects of standards, OOXML, ODF, and related topics. Each article available in pdf.

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South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

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Open Document format (ODF) yesterday became an official standard for South African government communications.

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Rebuttal to Rob Weir on a So-called ‘OpenDocument Format Civil War’

http://boycottnovell.com

Rob Weir of IBM has just posted a lengthy reply to concerns raised by Marbux and Gary Edwards (OpenDocument Foundation).

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Cracks in the Foundation

http://www.robweir.com

You must admire their tenacity. Gary Edwards and the pseudonymous "Marbux". The mythology of Silicon Valley is filled with stories of two guys and a garage founding great enterprises. And here we have two guys, and through blogs, interviews, and constant attendance at conferences, they have become some of the most-heard voices on ODF. Maybe it is partly due to the power of the name?

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Government Open Source Conference to Feature Open Document Debate

http://www.govtech.com

This year's Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) to be held Oct. 15-16 in Portland, Ore., will close with panelists from Microsoft, Sun, IBM and the OpenDocument Foundation weighing in on Open Document Formats.

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IBM dives into OpenOffice.org development

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IBM joins forces with OpenOffice.org to contribute code and resources starting with the iAccessible2 accessibility tool. Once it's assimilated into OpenOffice.org, it'll make ODF more attractive to governments, which often require that the technology they purchase be accessible to all of their users, including the disabled.

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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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Xiph launches Spread Open Media!

http://spreadopenmedia.org

The Xiph.Org Foundation, creators of Vorbis, FLAC, and others, has launched an initiative to promote existing Open Media formats, theirs or otherwise. The project states that Free Software can only succeed by supporting Open Media formats. Let's promote this initiative!

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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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OOXML vote at ISO: France says non, Australia abstains

http://www.itworld.com

"France has voted against adoption of Microsoft Corp.'s document format Office Open XML as an international standard, while Australia has decided to abstain..."

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ODF Standard Gains Traction in Malaysia

http://www.linuxinsider.com

ODF, an international standard, is an open standard for any vendor to implement without restrictions. Massachusetts recently recognizing both ODF and OOXML as document formats, and Denmark running multi-format document trials. the European Commission has endorsed Open Document while various authorities in Austria, Brazil, France and the United Kingdom have adopted applications that support ODF.

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My recommendation on Office Open XML: "No with Comments"!

http://www.oreillynet.com

"...I strongly urge them to vote “No with Comments”, specifically with my comments..."

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