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Standards NZ to canvass local views on Open XML

http://computerworld.co.nz

Standards New Zealand will host forums this week that could determine New Zealand’s position on Microsoft’s controversial Open XML file format in a crucial international vote on September 2.

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DIN e.V. Explains its vote on OOXML

http://www.groklaw.net

DIN e.V., the German standards institute, has now posted the results of the meeting August 21 by the technical committee. It's a "yes" (or "yes, comments") decision on Microsoft's submission of OOXML as a proposed standard. It's in German, naturally.

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Can Other Vendors Implement Microsoft's Office Open XML?

http://holloway.co.nz

This paper examines whether OOXML can be fully implemented by vendors other than Microsoft and concludes that a number of application specific and undisclosed behaviours (as well as a number of other technical flaws) in the proposed standard make this impossible.

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Info for AU folks wishing to comment on OOXML to Standards Australia

http://www.groklaw.net

I have the information for those of you *who live in Australia* and who wish to send comments to Standards Australia. You can find a link to the template you need to use here. Or just download it. You fill it in and send it to Michael Langdon, Project Manager, Commerce at Standards Australia, michael.langdon at standards.org.au by the deadline, which is Tuesday

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Winning the OpenDocument vs. OpenXML war

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Basically, members of the free software community can and should do more than just watch the fight and rest on their laurels: the more people that fight, the more likely we are to win this battle, which is anything but over.

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Fighting OOXML

http://www.fsdaily.com

The normally boring world of international standards has turned into a bloody fist fight between the most brutal monopolist of modern times, and the Community. Just the name, “Office Open XML” makes my head spin, and when I start to read Microsoft’s so-sincere explanations that “users demand multiple standards”, my blood begins to boil. But before I turn green and rip off my shirt, let me take a deep breath and look calmly at how Microsoft is trying to do to ISO what Borat wanted to do to Pamela.

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Fighting OOXML

The normally boring world of international standards has turned into a bloody fist fight between the most brutal monopolist of modern times, and the Community. Just the name, “Office Open XML” makes my head spin, and when I start to read Microsoft’s so-sincere explanations that “users demand multiple standards”, my blood begins to boil. But before I turn green and rip off my shirt, let me take a deep breath and look calmly at how Microsoft is trying to do to ISO what Borat wanted to do to Pamela.

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Open standards beat Microsoft 13 to 4 in South Africa

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Microsoft's plans of having its OOXML document format accepted as a national standard were thwarted by the South African Bureau of Standards in a conclusive vote against the move in a meeting yesterday.

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Open XML Suffers a Setback on the Road to ISO Ratification

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft has suffered a setback in the quest to have its Open XML document format approved as an ISO standard. A vote on July 13 by the committee established to formulate the United States' position on whether or not to support the application for ISO approval failed to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to approve the move.

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Support open standards in Europe

http://www.openstandards.eu

The campaign herein asks you to do 3 (three) actions :

1. sign the campaign herebelow for open standards by answering the IDABC request for comment before September 15, 2007
2. answer the request for comment of the European Commission request for comments on its websites, on CampaignECwebsites
3. ask your friends to do the same.

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The converter hoax

http://www.heise.de

Just like the UK National Archives fell for the myth of better archival through MS-OOXML, which has been analysed in more depth in a recent followup article in the BBC Technology news, influential groups like Gartner have swallowed the converter claim hook, line and sinker.

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IBM Pledges Free Access to Patents Involved in Implementing 150+ Software Standards

http://www-03.ibm.com

IBM today announced that it is granting universal and perpetual access to certain intellectual property that might be necessary to implement more than 150 standards designed to make software interoperable.

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Microsoft's Five Stages of Linux Grief

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

What company with hugely established infrastructure doesn't seek to maintain the status quo when faced with a disruptive change? Microsoft's response to Linux and open source is like a textbook case of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Here's how these stages have manifested for Microsoft.

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Linux phone standards group to publish specifications

http://arstechnica.com

The Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS) today announced its plans to publish components of the LiPS 1.0 specification documents: the first content to emerge from the organization since it was founded last year by a number of mobile technology and telecommunications companies, including Palmsource, France Telecom, Orange, and Montavista Software.

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Microsoft Softens Tone in File Standards Fight

http://entmag.com

In [a] letter released Friday, Microsoft execs Tom Robertson and Jean Paoli stress that customers worldwide deserve choice and flexibility in standard file formats. They also paint Microsoft as taking pains to avoid confrontation over standards.

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