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Four national standards bodies appeal against approval of ISO/IEC DIS 29500

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Four national standards body members of ISO and IEC – Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela – have submitted appeals against the recent approval of ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology – Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard.

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Trojan Horses Made of Lucid Glass

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It has just been made easier to keep an eye on whether ODF gets subverted or not

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Eyeballs Needed for ODF

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There is an announcement just posted about OASIS opening a new discussion list for members and nonmembers to discuss a proposal to form a new technical committee to help out with "ODF Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance". Yes, interoperability is the key.

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Be Careful Who You Trust (on Document Standards)

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The post highlights some of the latest disinformation you ought to watch out for

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Clearing the F[og|UD]: Microsoft Fought ODF Like Fire

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There seems to be a push to rewrite history about Microsoft's aggressive fight against ODF

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As Punishment for OOXML Scandals Looms, Microsoft Starts Playing Politics

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Microsoft's technical and legal challenges seem to have urged it to hire elite lobbyists.

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Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns

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Dr. Phatak's anguish and his vigorous defense of IIT Bombay reminds all of us that none of our freedoms were easily won, and that if we do not protect them, they may be easily lost or traded for small money that will cost us dearly in the long run. The best way to celebrate the courage of Dr.

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Germany and Denmark Show Signs of Endorsement of Appeals, Complaints Against ISO OOXML

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One reader is suggesting that there might now be 5 (formal appeals against OOXML); Germany's DIN jumps in to the debate also

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A Reminder: ISO's Code of Ethics and What Happens Next

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Now that there have been at least three official appeals filed against OOXML, by South Africa, Brazil and India, as well as a letter of protest from a participant entity at the BRM over the way matters were handled in Denmark, I thought this might be an excellent time to take a moment and remind ISO of its published Code of Ethics [PDF].

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Finally, My open letter on OOXML happenings in India

http://deepakphatak.blogspot.com

With reference to the recent happenings in connection with the ISO standardization process of OOXML, actions by or on behalf of Microsoft have caused me deep pain and hurt. Apart from the personal anguish, these actions have tarnished the name of my Institute along with that of several other organizations represented on our committee.

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Venezuela Appeals ISO Decision on OOXML (Denmark Reportedly Also)

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Venezuela has appealed the decision and one source says that Denmark appealed as well.

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Countries Line Up Against OOXML as Global Standard

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Venezuela became the latest in a string of countries to appeal the approval of Microsoft's Office Open XML file format as an international standard. The format was approved in an international vote after a fast-track process that several participating countries say was flawed.

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Document Formats Roundup: Why Microsoft Should Worry

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More signs of weakness arrive from the news, elucidating loss of inertia for Microsoft Office and OOXML.

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Now an OOXML Protest from Denmark's OSL

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ComputerWorld Denmark is reporting that a strong letter of protest has been sent to ISO from Open Source Leverandørforeningen in Denmark (OSL): President Morten Kjærsgaard from OSL have today lodged an official complaint to the ISO Vice President Jacob Holmblad, who also sits as managing director of Danish Standard.

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India Appeals Against OOXML, Joining Brazil, South Africa, Maybe More

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3 nations (at least) are already confirmed to have appealed against ISO's decision

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