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India Appeals Against OOXML, Joining Brazil, South Africa, Maybe More

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3 nations (at least) are already confirmed to have appealed against ISO's decision

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Brazil Protests OOXML Too! Asks Approval Be Reconsidered

http://www.groklaw.net

South Africa was the first, but not the last. Now Brazil has sent a letter protesting the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard also, and Andy Updegrove says he has heard there will be more...

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OOXML Roadblock Now in Place; Please Contact Your National Standards Body Within Days

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Readers are encouraged to phone their standards bodies now, in order to pull another nail off OOXML's ISO coffin.

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South Africa appeals against ISO's OOXML decision

http://www.tectonic.co.za

South Africa has filed an official appeal against the ISO's fast-track decision to approve Microsoft's OOXML format as an international standard.

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Microsoft tried to be Open but failed. Miserably.

http://www.openmalaysiablog.com

This post was actually meant to be a response to a journalist who asked what I thought about the February 2008 announcement by Microsoft on their "Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability". To put into context, this was released on Feb 21st, the weekend before the BRM, so it was not particularly on my mind at that time.

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Please Welcome Digistan

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

On Wednesday, I introduced The Hague Declaration to those that visit this blog, promising to write again shortly to introduce the new organization that created the Declaration. That organization is called the Digital Standards Organization (Digistan, for short), and I'm pleased to say that I am one of its founders.

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Open letter to digital standards developers, supporters, and advocates

http://www.digistan.org

Industry has always depended on standards and traditional industries have built their standards as part of a slow, controlled, top-down approach to innovation. Industrial-age standards are often heavily patented, complex, and large. They can be expensive to implement and therefore are implementable only for large established firms.

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Louis Suarez-Potts: OOXML Has Zero Effect On ODF

http://www.efytimes.com

ODF as a default format was first adopted by OpenOffice.org (OOo). Naturally, when OOXML’s approval cast a doubt on ODF, we sought reactions of the OOo team, on how they viewed the future of OOo, ODF and OOXML. Thus, this interview, which was conducted over a series of e-mails, with Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager, OpenOffice.org.

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Patents in a Standard and Standards That Won’t Inter-operate

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Digistan has just published an open letter signed by some high-level figures. It calls for people to adopt the right approach in the embrace of open standards. It’s worth a quick glance.

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Microsoft Literally Pays ISO (Sponsors ISO Meeting) (Corrected)

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There was clearly a transaction of money made by Microsoft in Norway, which passed it on to ISO.

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ODF Validation for Dummies

http://www.robweir.com

Alex Brown has a problem. He can't figure out how to validate ODF documents. Unfortunately, when he couldn't figure it out, he didn't ask the OASIS ODF TC for help, which would have been the normal thing to do.

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Has OOXML Broken the British Standards Institution?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Standards are supposed to be about a process of creating points of reference that people can rely upon, arrived at through a process of careful honing and consensus. Against this background, the manner in which Microsoft's OOXML has been put through the ISO has been astonishing.

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OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

The International Organization for Standardization's OpenDocument Format standard is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the format.

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South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) on Friday approved the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official national South African standard. The adoption of ODF by South Africa opens the way for the businesses and government to adopt ODF more widely in their processes. ODF is already an international standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation, or ISO.

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Incompetent Standards Organisation (ISO) Further Criticised, Case Being Independently Built

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A newly-appointed patent bomb gardener, better known as ISO, is unlikely to get much rest. Standards experts continue to have it harshly criticised, but they are gentle and polite. Andy Updegrove uses some sense of humour in response to ISO’s horrific FAQ.

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