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Microsoft pulls tricks to produce Swedish support for the standardisation of its Office format

http://ffii.se

" 28 August 2007: about 20 Microsoft partners appeared in the final minutes of yesterday's working meeting at SIS (Swedish Standards Institute) and pushed through a majority for a SIS approval of Microsoft's new OOXML file format as an ISO standard."

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Help your national board say "NO" to OOXML

http://gregladen.com

"For those who wish to know the gory details, here is a quick way to get them. These eight points are part of a petition circulated by the organization OOXML..."

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India shows thumbs-down to Microsoft's OOXML

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

India on Thursday gave Microsoft a thumbs-down in the war of standards for office documents. In a tense meeting at Delhi’s Manak Bhawan, the 21-member technical committee decided that India will vote a ‘no’ against Microsoft’s Open Office Extensible Mark Up Language (OOXML) standard at the ISO.

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OOXML, ODF and UOF: What's Up in China?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Microsoft has seemed to be flying high in the Peoples Republic of China lately. Bill Gates spent several days in Beijing earlier this year in meetings with high-level officials, after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao the spring before at Gate's own home.

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Another update on ODF vs. OOXML file counts

http://www.geniisoft.com

I guess a dedicated Microsoftie could spin this in a positive way (rah! rah! 100% growth in DOCX format in three months), but it is getting harder. In eight months since Office 2007 was released to th general public (10 months since release to enterprise customers), there are under 2000 of these office documents posted on the web.

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Mark Shuttleworth » Emerging consensus in favour of a unified document format standard?

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

It’s too early to say for certain, but there are very encouraging signs that the world’s standards bodies will vote in favour of a single unified ISO (”International Standards Organisation”) document format standard. There is already one document format standard - ODF, and currently the ISO is considering a proposal to bless an alternative, Microsoft’s OpenXML, as another standard.

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US organization set to vote against Open XML's approval

http://www.linuxworld.com

The U.S. delegate organization to the powerful ISO standards body is now almost sure to vote against approving Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format as an open standard this year.

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Malaysia formally embraces open doc format

http://www.zdnetasia.com

The Malaysian government today announced plans to adopt open standards and the Open Document Format (ODF) within the country's public sector.

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OOXML Approval Vote Fails in INCITS

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

As I reported on July 23, INCITS, the US balloting body on the OOXML vote, put out a ballot to see whether the US should vote to approve OOXML, with the ballot to close on August 9.

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Winning the OpenDocument vs. OpenXML war

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Basically, members of the free software community can and should do more than just watch the fight and rest on their laurels: the more people that fight, the more likely we are to win this battle, which is anything but over.

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Apple Support for Open Document Format - Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com

"We appeal that you release an update to the latest version of iWork suite to support ISO 26300."

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MS, IBM-Sun slug it out on standard text format

http://news.chrisranjana.com

The fight between world’s biggest IT companies - Microsoft and IBM-Sun Microsystems combine has landed on Indian shores.

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Some Things Never Change — Technical Sabotage at Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

When an animal gets cornered, it becomes afraid. That’s when it becomes irrationally aggressive. Microsoft has truly become an animal recently and it shows.

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The Cradle of Independence Rolls Over for Microsoft

http://www.linux.org

"In the fall of 2005, in my home state of Massachusetts, Peter Quinn, the CIO of the Commonwealth, endorsed a plan to require the state government to use the Open Document Format for storing government records."

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Why OOXML will not be an ISO/IEC standard in 2007

http://www.sutor.com

"Even though the JTC1 ballot closes on September 2 on Microsoft’s product description for Microsoft Office, namely OOXML or DIS 29500, this will not become an ISO/IEC standard in 2007."

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