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South Africa appeals against ISO's OOXML decision

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South Africa has filed an official appeal against the ISO's fast-track decision to approve Microsoft's OOXML format as an international standard.

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Alliance Calls on Microsoft to Act on Its Commitment to Implement

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The ODF Alliance today greeted with scepticism Microsoft's announcement of its intention to include support for the OpenDocument Format in the first half of 2009. "The proof will be whether and when Microsoft's promised support for ODF is on par with its support for its own format.

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OOXML: Bugs as an International Standard

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OOXML has yet another very bad bug that gets mathematics wrong.

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Mono Developers: From .NET Boosting to Java Bashing?

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Here is what seems like new attempt s to justify the use of Mono at Java's expense

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Approval of OOXML Might Be Delayed Due to Formal Complaints

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It appears as though OOXML might be put on the ice for a while longer amid complaints

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Louis Suarez-Potts: OOXML Has Zero Effect On ODF

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ODF as a default format was first adopted by OpenOffice.org (OOo). Naturally, when OOXML’s approval cast a doubt on ODF, we sought reactions of the OOo team, on how they viewed the future of OOo, ODF and OOXML. Thus, this interview, which was conducted over a series of e-mails, with Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager, OpenOffice.org.

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Microsoft Literally Pays ISO (Sponsors ISO Meeting) (Corrected)

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There was clearly a transaction of money made by Microsoft in Norway, which passed it on to ISO.

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OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken

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The International Organization for Standardization's OpenDocument Format standard is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the format.

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Unix beardies sue BSI over OOXML

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A BAND OF BRITISH Unix beardies has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard.

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OOXML in India: Bullying of Critics, Even Professors

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What kind of a monster would bully innocent computer scientists in order to defeat an international standard (ODF) that was created to facilitate the need of the entire industry, including universities?

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South Africa Gets an Offer Too Hard to Refuse, Taken Over by Microsoft Lobbyists

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The other day we mentioned South Africa because of its decision to embrace OpenDocument format. Shortly afterwards we spotted Microsoft’s plan to pay a little visit to this country. Coincidence? Maybe.

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Microsoft’s Death Row of Standards and Why W3C Must Be Careful

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A presentation from an IBM employee in Europe has just been shared a little more publicly. It describes the serious problems ISO will be facing after the countless OOXML scandals that worked in Microsoft’s favour.

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The Bizarre Cathedral - 2

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The latest strip is available at Free Software Magazine.

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Europe's not finished with Microsoft

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"For years now, Microsoft has either failed to implement or has actively corrupted a range of truly open standards adopted and implemented by the rest of the industry. Unless and until that behaviour stops, today's words mean nothing."

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Alex Brown Admits "Microsoft Office 2007 Fails OOXML Conformance Tests"

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This takes the cake. Alex Brown has just admitted on his Griffin Brown blog and further to ZDNET UK's Peter Judge that Microsoft Office 2007 has failed two OOXML conformance tests he ran. First ZDNET:
In a blog posting this week, Alex Brown, revealed that Microsoft Office 2007 documents do not meet the latest specifications of the ISO OOXML draft standard.

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