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ISO Fantasy

http://www.tbray.org

There has been much rejoicing recently at the process whereby, apparently, an ISO committee takes full control of OOXML. But you know, that story is entirely irrelevant. It will have no effect on what implementors of OOXML, including Microsoft, should or will actually do. The story’s ending will I think be mostly tawdry.

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Will OpenOffice.org support OOXML ?

http://lodahl.blogspot.com

The answer is no! The purpose is not to support an academic developed file format, but to help the pour users who by accident get hands on a document from Microsoft Office 2007.

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A world of beautiful broken toys

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Proprietary culture dumps a lot of disappointing experiences on me. I really had this brought home to me by a couple of toys my daughter received for Christmas this year, which just refused to work with our family’s Debian-based computers, and I have to wonder: what are these experiences teaching our children?

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CSS Naked Day '08

http://naked.dustindiaz.com

"...The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good 'ol play on words. It's time to show off your body. [...] Fill out the naked day signup form, then your website will be included in the official list within the next hour.

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Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve

http://www.groklaw.net

Canada has its public statement announcing its OOXML vote and why it voted Disapprove with Comments

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Final Decision on OOXML (at ISO Level) Still Two Months Away

http://www.boycottnovell.com

We warned about this just a couple of days ago. Despite the fact that there are antitrust investigations [1, 2, 3] and loads of scrutiny at the highest of levels, Microsoft and ECMA bombarded the press with premature celebrations, leading to the false conclusion that all is said and done. Not so fast though!

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Norway asks to suspend its 'Yes' vote on OOXML

http://www.infoworld.com

Due to 'serious irregularities,' Norway's OOXML vote could be suspended pending an investigation, adding further intrigue to the ongoing standards debate

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ISO to announce Microsoft Open XML result Wednesday

http://www.reuters.com

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.

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Is OOXML a Done Deal?

http://www.internetnews.com

Despite a heated campaign to defeat International Organization for Standardization (ISO) status for Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML), over the weekend, even some staunch critics acknowledged that the company has likely garnered enough votes to win. However, that doesn't mean that they've given up the fight.

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OOXML Vote: Irregularities in Germany & Croatia and a Call for an Investigation of Norway

http://www.groklaw.net

If Microsoft gets this OOXML format "approved", it will be by irregularities in the voting, it seems. Here's more on what happened in Germany and a report on what is being called a scandal in Norway. And another odd process in Croatia.

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Open XML appears to clear ISO standard vote

http://www.news.com

Early reports Sunday indicate that Office Open XML (OOXML) appears to have enough votes to be certified an ISO standard. An official tally is not expected until Monday.

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Free Market vs the OOXML

http://www.memeverse.com

Ever since Open Document Format was standardized by ISO and Microsoft started pushing its own “open” format a significant portion of the Free Software community has been buzzing about how bloated, not really open and ultimately redundant Microsoft’s format is and moreover how Microsoft is using various “dirty tricks” to get its format approved as an open standard.

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Last Minute Vote Switching in OOXML Decision

http://www.internetnews.com

Some countries are switching their votes in the wind up of Microsoft's attempt to achieve ISO status for its Office Open XML formats.

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How Microsoft killed ODF

http://theangryadmin.blogspot.com

Hasn't anyone learned anything over the last few years. It doesn't matter if OOXML is approved or not. All that matters is that the process that gave ODF it's international standing is ruined.

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UK to fly the flag for OOXML

http://www.channelregister.co.uk

The British Standards Institute (BSI) looks set to reverse its position on Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) file format by approving it as an international standard.

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