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DE: German Foreign Ministry will not use ISO OOXML

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"We will not be in a position to process OOXML unless it is available independently of the platform", said Rolf Theodor Schuster, who heads the IT department of the German Foreign Ministry. "There must exist an Open Source implementation that can be used without any restrictions, regardless of the platform or Linux distribution."

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When Microsoft Shenanigans and Novell Stomp on Your Open Standards

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Who could possibly turn his/her back on Document Freedom Day? Ask Novell. Its Vice President prematurely celebrated OOXML while everyone else marked the triumph of open document formats, with ODF.

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OOXML Protests Scheduled in Norway, Microsoft’s Reputation Claimed Tarnished

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The ‘Norway story’ continues. Yesterday we pieced together somewhat of a summary which included a new list of irregularities. Now come the protests.

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OOXML: the end of the beginning.

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So ISO rubberstamped Microsoft's OOXML, a lame excuse for an 'open' format. The promise of ODF was that we could free the information inside office documents, making it available to new innovative programs and web services. Sadly, the real aim of OOXML was to maintain Microsoft's Office Monopoly.

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Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve

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Canada has its public statement announcing its OOXML vote and why it voted Disapprove with Comments

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Final Decision on OOXML (at ISO Level) Still Two Months Away

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We warned about this just a couple of days ago. Despite the fact that there are antitrust investigations [1, 2, 3] and loads of scrutiny at the highest of levels, Microsoft and ECMA bombarded the press with premature celebrations, leading to the false conclusion that all is said and done. Not so fast though!

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EU investigation into Open XML vote still ongoing

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European antitrust regulators are investigating whether Microsoft abused its desktop software market dominance in its effort to standardize the Office Open XML file formats.

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ISO captured by vendor Microsoft

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Brussels, 2 April 2008 — ISO members failed to disapprove the Open XML format. Microsoft has compromised the International Standards Organisation (ISO) during the rush to get a stamp for their Office OpenXML (OOXML), using unfair practices such as committee stuffing in several countries and political interventions of ministers in the standardization process.

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ISO Feels OK With Corruption, Officially Approves OOXML (Updated)

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So, as we already expected and knew yesterday, ISO has just declared Microsoft’s OOXML an international chaos standards, despite the fact that stories about misconduct around the world continue to flow in and numerous antitrust concerns have been raised. Let’s take another quick look.

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Microsoft wasting no time rejoicing in its OOXML win

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Like it or not, Microsoft’s OOXML – now known as IS 29500 — has received the proper number of votes to become an ISO standard.

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Expect a 2nd Official Complaint -- Against UK's OOXML Vote

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Adding to the first official protest, against Norway's sudden Yes vote on OOXML, now we have news from ChannelRegister that there will be a second complaint filed, this one about the UK's sudden about-face:

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OOXML 'Approved' Amid Voting Controversy

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Microsoft has hailed the ISO's acceptance of the Microsoft Open Office XML despite controversy in standards communities about voting irregularities. The new vote reverses last year's rejection of OOXML. Norway's Standard Norge dismissed members and three staff members reversed a no vote. Other countries also reported OOXML voting problems.

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FSFE concerned about quality of standardisation process

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"FSFE concerned about quality of standardisation process -- Today the International Standards Organisation (ISO) approved Microsoft's Office OpenXML format as ISO/IEC standard 29500 despite severe technical and legal concerns with the specification that have been raised by various parties.

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Bill Gates is new Secretary-General of ISO

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In a dramatic development, Bill Gates of Microsoft has taken over as the new Secretary-General of ISO. The outgoing Secretary-General, Illbeser Vile said that since most of the ISO members now belong to Microsoft, this is the most appropriate course of action.

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Norway asks to suspend its 'Yes' vote on OOXML

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Due to 'serious irregularities,' Norway's OOXML vote could be suspended pending an investigation, adding further intrigue to the ongoing standards debate

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