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The Final OOXML Update: Part I

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I have received several requests for an update on OOXML, so I will oblige with some quick observations in what (I hope) is my final update on this sad chapter in standardization.

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ODF Lies and Whispers

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There is an interesting disinformation campaign being waged against ODF. You won't see this FUD splattered across the front pages of blogs or press releases. It is the kind of stuff that is spread by email and whispers, and you or I rarely will see it in the light of day. But occasionally some of it does cross my desk, and I'd like to share with you some recent examples.

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Rob Weir Exposes an Anti-ODF Whisper Campaign

http://www.groklaw.net

Alex Brown, the convenor of the OOXML BRM, has been editing Wikipedia's article on ODF. That strikes me odd, like finding out Steve Jobs had been editing the Microsoft Zune page. Some things are simply inappropriate. It puzzles me why Wikipedia allows it, frankly.

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Embrace, Extend, and Microsoft Wants to Toss IBM Out of ODF

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Microsoft brings the most familiar shills to assist with spin and disinformation; it also wants Rob Weir out

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OOXML is REALLY BAD (But then we already knew that didn’t we?)

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Rob Weir has documented an incredibly simple, telling and fascinatingly descriptive demonstration of exactly why OOXML is such utter crap and should never become a standard in its current format. He shows how a simple formatting rule looks when saved using OOXML or ODF* based applications.

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Rebuttal to Rob Weir on a So-called ‘OpenDocument Format Civil War’

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Rob Weir of IBM has just posted a lengthy reply to concerns raised by Marbux and Gary Edwards (OpenDocument Foundation).

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The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting)

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

"There is no question that all over the world the competing interests in the Open XML standardization process are going to use all tactics available to them within the rules." - Microsoft's Director of Corporate Standards Jason Matusow. Well, you have to hand it to Microsoft. They are nothing if not thorough, and leave as little to chance as possible.

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