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“ODF Has Truly Won,” Say OOXML Voices Again

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The Microsoft-faithful go out of their way to say that OOXML has lost to ODF?

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The GNU project needs a reboot

http://lists.gnu.org

"...It is a failure of the GNU project and of the free software movement that there is so much emphasis on monolithic distributions and binary package distributions. It is a failure of the GNU project and the free software movement that one so often encounters distros that offer to not install source trees and even offer to not install development environments.

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ODF keeps on winning: Uruguay

http://www.sutor.com

The Agency for the Development of Government Electronic Management and Information and Knowledge Society of Uruguay have now published their recommendation that public documents use either ODF or PDF. The former should be used for documents in the process of being edited and the latter for documents in final form. (To see a discussion of these document uses, see my May, 2006, blog entry.)

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ISO approves PDF as an international standard

http://www.linuxworld.com

The International Organization for Standardization has approved Adobe Systems' widely used PDF (Portable Document Format) as an international standard, and is now in charge of any changes made to the specification.

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Microsoft: Getting More Open or Burning Down Openness for Easy Entry?

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Standards bodies abused and exploited by company/ies and proxies to whom it's all about money.

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WIPO will discuss a report on patents and open standards next week

http://www.digitalmajority.org

WIPO will discuss next week a report on the international patent system. A section of it is mentioning open standards.

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OOXML battle bus is back in action

http://www.theinquirer.net

THE UK'S CHALLENGE to Microsoft's bid to have its documents become an official international standard is back on track.

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Four national standards bodies appeal against approval of ISO/IEC DIS 29500

http://www.iso.org

Four national standards body members of ISO and IEC – Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela – have submitted appeals against the recent approval of ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology – Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard.

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Trojan Horses Made of Lucid Glass

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It has just been made easier to keep an eye on whether ODF gets subverted or not

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Eyeballs Needed for ODF

http://www.groklaw.net

There is an announcement just posted about OASIS opening a new discussion list for members and nonmembers to discuss a proposal to form a new technical committee to help out with "ODF Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance". Yes, interoperability is the key.

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Breaking: Slovakia Chooses ODF and Other Open Standards

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A reader from Slovakia tells us that his country has just made the right move

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Clearing the F[og|UD]: Microsoft Fought ODF Like Fire

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There seems to be a push to rewrite history about Microsoft's aggressive fight against ODF

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UK Prime Minister’s Office Accepts Petition to Adopt the Hague Declaration

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British citizens can now sign a petition that supports ODF adoption in the country

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Germany and Denmark Show Signs of Endorsement of Appeals, Complaints Against ISO OOXML

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One reader is suggesting that there might now be 5 (formal appeals against OOXML); Germany's DIN jumps in to the debate also

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A Reminder: ISO's Code of Ethics and What Happens Next

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Now that there have been at least three official appeals filed against OOXML, by South Africa, Brazil and India, as well as a letter of protest from a participant entity at the BRM over the way matters were handled in Denmark, I thought this might be an excellent time to take a moment and remind ISO of its published Code of Ethics [PDF].

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