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OOXML is a standard. What Now?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Tony Mobily has this video telling why the adoption of this closed standard is a sad day for all lovers of freedom and interoperability in the open source world.

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Why Microsoft Should not Lose (and free software will still win)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

An Intriguing title, and provocative too! If you want to find out why anyone should be remotely well disposed to Microsoft, you might find this a challenging take on the potentially symbiotic relationship between it and open source free software.

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OOXML appeal possible, but looks unlikely

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has not received a formal appeal of its approval of Office Open XML as a standard, but it looks more unlikely with each day that passes.

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New OOXML Scandal - A Leaked Email Surfaces in France - Updated: New Details from Norway

http://www.groklaw.net

"... Here's a computer translation of the email: «The project of RGI presented at the time of the last committee of the reference frames of October 12, 2007 had been put on standby, following the step engaged in the ISO by the ECMA concerning the OpenXML standard.

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Incompetent Standards Organisation (ISO) Further Criticised, Case Being Independently Built

http://boycottnovell.com

A newly-appointed patent bomb gardener, better known as ISO, is unlikely to get much rest. Standards experts continue to have it harshly criticised, but they are gentle and polite. Andy Updegrove uses some sense of humour in response to ISO’s horrific FAQ.

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ISO Fantasy

http://www.tbray.org

There has been much rejoicing recently at the process whereby, apparently, an ISO committee takes full control of OOXML. But you know, that story is entirely irrelevant. It will have no effect on what implementors of OOXML, including Microsoft, should or will actually do. The story’s ending will I think be mostly tawdry.

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Will OpenOffice.org support OOXML ?

http://lodahl.blogspot.com

The answer is no! The purpose is not to support an academic developed file format, but to help the pour users who by accident get hands on a document from Microsoft Office 2007.

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Computer professionals hold candlelight vigil against proprietary software

http://www.thehindu.com

A group of individuals, comprising mostly software engineers and others, who oppose the use of proprietary software, got together for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and give a human face to what has largely been a protest in blogs and on websites.News report on Candle light vigil for Document freedom.

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Alex Brown: OOXML is like a baroque castle with secret passages and crumbling towers

http://www.groklaw.net

Here's a quotation for the ages, from an Alex Brown comment on Andrew Updegrove's Standards Blog (scroll down) asking Brown if he'd agree that ODF was cleaner than OOXML:

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Private deal to approve OOXML? More evidence surfaces

http://www.universal-interop-council.org

Circumstantial evidence is mounting of one or more private deals having been struck to approve DIS-29500 Office Open XML ("OOXML") as an international standard, a deal that may have played a role in several key national standardization bodies changing their voting position to approve OOXML.

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Microsoft is on the Ropes in Europe

http://boycottnovell.com

A few days ago we wrote about European nations that rejected OOXML. We later showed how Microsoft/CompTIA lobbyist Jan van den Beld made implicit threats against governments that ‘dare’ to refuse and ignore OOXML.

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OOXML demonstration in Oslo: The speech

http://blogs.freecode.no

The demonstration was completed about an hour ago - more about that later (with pictures). Here is the speech by Steve Pepper held during the demonstration - and it is a very good summary of the whole OOXML case

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Norway’s Protest Against Microsoft Abuse Goes More Public (Updated)

http://boycottnovell.com

The protests against OOXML in Norway were mentioned on a few occasions recently [1, 2, 3]. It appears as though they earned the media attention they had sought.

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OOXML: Go To Hell!

http://zak.greant.com

"Demonstration against OOXML, originally uploaded by Martin Bekkelund..." -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinbekkelund/2401095139/

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BE, NL: governments will not use ISO OOXML

http://ec.europa.eu

Belgium and the Netherlands will not yet consider OOXML, Microsoft's format for electronic documents, it appears from comments by the Belgian Federal ICT advisory body Fedict and the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs.

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