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Consortium Standards Journal - August – September 2007

http://consortiuminfo.org

A wealth of commentary on the subjects of standards, OOXML, ODF, and related topics. Each article available in pdf.

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South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Open Document format (ODF) yesterday became an official standard for South African government communications.

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Microsoft vs open standards

http://www.oreillynet.com

"...Microsoft is too big to fail, but in the end it will likely become another AOL - a company that tried to create a walled "web-like" partition and failed, and that is now becoming increasingly irrelevant as a consequence...

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Lack of standards stifles agility

http://www.infoworld.com

If you aren't happy with the performance of your software, the solution should be simple: Switch to different software. In practice, however, jumping ship is seldom that easy, and vendor lock-in is a reality with which most IT departments are far too familiar.

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Standards: We need to talk

http://www.sutor.com

Last Friday I had the pleasure of speaking at Tsinghua University in Beijing at an IBM-sponsored conference attended by over 200 government officials, business leaders, and academicians to discuss the confluence of three important topics: open standards, innovation, and intellectual property policy.

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We are the World: Globalization, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

On any given day you can find thousands of words of reporting, advocacy and debate over the role of patents in technology. One side promotes the availability of patent protection as the source of much innovation, while the other contends that patents have exactly the opposite effect, and many other vices besides.

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Linux and Windows interoperability with OpenXML

http://www.itwire.com

In the past, ITWire has been less than flattering over Microsoft’s OpenXML document format. Make no mistake, an open file format is definitely a must-have. Nevertheless, it exists so let’s be pragmatic: OpenXML can greatly bridge the gap between Windows and Linux. In fact, it can open up whole new opportunities for Linux coders to produce documents in a Microsoft-friendly format.

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The Definition of Insanity

http://tuxdeluxe.org

standards don't rule the computing world. Today, ninety-two percent of desktops and now seventy percent of servers run the completely proprietary and non-standardized Microsoft Windows operating system. Even though POSIX was an ISO standard the weight of the market got behind the de-facto standard of Windows. Network effects matter.

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ISO reforms proposed in response to OOXML shenanigans

http://arstechnica.com

Late last month, evidence emerged indicating that Microsoft has used financial incentives to influence the outcome of Office Open XML (OOXML) fast-track approval in various national standards bodies. Although ISO ended up voting against fast-track approval for OOXML, the company's efforts have created doubts about the reliability of the standards process.

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3.2 billion people voted NO and against OOXML

http://www.noooxml.org

Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes...

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Norbert Bollow starts OpenISO

http://www.noooxml.org

Norbort Bollow, an XML standards specialist from Switzerland, takes action. He participated in the Swiss 'Open XML' review process (their comments) but technical review was obstructed by political interference and commercial interests. Today he started OpenISO.org.

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More ISO OOXML news ahead of today's deadline

http://www.theinquirer.net

THERE'S MORE news about countries' ISO votes on Microsoft's proposed OOXML document formats ahead of today's deadline for votes to be submitted

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Hungarian Standards Institution to reconsider its vote on OOXML

http://hup.hu

Mr János Kóka, Minister of Economy and Transport, has sent a mail to György Pónyai, General Director of Hungarian Standards Institution (HSI), about its the Hungarian vote on OOXML issue.

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More Irregularities in the OOXML ISO Process Surface

http://www.groklaw.net

Rob Weir is reporting some very disturbing news about shenanigans in the OOXML ISO process

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This Just In: China Votes "No with Comments" on OOXML

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

China has unanimously voted "no, with comments" on OOXML. As I had noted in an earlier blog entry, China had been signalling some displeasure with Microsoft and OOXML in recent weeks, via Xinhua, the official government news agency, so this is not totally a surprise.

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