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[News] Grip Tightened on ODF, Microsoft Tries MOOX Infection from Web

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Committee to ensure ODF apps conform to standard

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| The Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards 
| (Oasis), which fights for open standards for information, has formed a new 
| committee to advance the OpenDocument Format (ODF).  


Computers Of The World, Unite!

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| For the first time in memory, technology standards have become a discussion 
| topic at legislative hearings, on the U.S. presidential campaign trail and at 
| E.U. regulatory meetings. Why the scrutiny? Shouldn't we trust that computer 
| companies will always have the public interest at heart? Won't we always be 
| able to open and read electronic documents?    


Microsofts Launches New Live Search to Improve Social Interaction

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| But the company objective is certainly to retain not only visitor for as long 
| as possible, but also to their market share in Web advertising, and 
| specifically with regards to their new, free online office productivity suite 
| that will compete with Google's own product, which is currently oriented 
| towards open source document formats such as ODT (Open Document Text), also 
| supported by the OpenOffice.org suite.     


Microsoft has already committed crimes for OOXML. Now it's trying dirty tricks.


New doubts about ISO's fast-track standardisation of Microsoft OOXML

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| An internal document of the International Standards Organization (ISO) that
| found its way late last week on to the Wikileaks whistle-blower platform
| raises further questions about the choice of a fast-track certification for
| Microsoft's OOXML document format. The paper, by Joint Technical Committee
| No. 1 (JTC 1) of the Geneva standards organization, which dates back to July
| 2007, says the fast track procedure chosen for certifying Microsoft's
| document format is only intended for the acceptance of unaltered standards
| and that a standard not accepted in its original form, while not to be
| regarded as "2nd class" or illegitimate, should be put through the normal
| five-stage standardisation process, should necessary corrections be
| identified in advance. The fast-track process, it says, is intended for
| making changes to an original draft.


Puppet countries leaves P membership

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| Microsoft Puppet countries are leaving the P membership. Lebanon, Turkey,
| Cyprus, and Trinidad & Tobago have already dropped out. All those countries
| voted Yes without comments to OOXML.


Martin Bryan: we are getting “standardization by corporation”

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| A November informative report of Martin Bryan, Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34
| WG1 highlights the fallout of the ECMA-376 fast-track process for ISO. He
| says he is 'glad to be retiring before the situation becomes impossible'
| [...]
| In what is an astonishingly outspoken report, Martin Bryan, Convenor, ISO/IEC
| JTC1/SC34 WG1 has given us insight into the total mess that Microsoft/ECMA
| have caused during their scandalous, underhand and unremitting attempts to
| get - what is a very poorly written specification {i.e. DIS 29500 aka OOXML,
| AR} - approved as an ISO standard. …


Microsoft accused of stacking ISO committee

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| In a memo sent following his last meeting as head of the working group on
| WG1, which is handling Microsoft’s application to make the Word format an ISO
| standard as ECMA 376, outgoing Governor Martin Bryan (above), an expert on
| SGML and XML, accused the company of stacking his group.


EU Commission Investigating Microsoft's MSOOXML Push

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| I hope they think to investigate the smear campaigns that seem to always
| happen to anyone on the other side from Microsoft. What happened to Peter
| Quinn was by no means unique.


Software wars

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| Allegations of committee-stuffing, the outcome of votes overridden by
| political appointees, a final decision that many involved consider tainted:
| this may sound like a discredited election in some third world country. But
| it is actually a description of an ugly fight over international technical
| standards that wrapped up this week. Microsoft came out on top, but at the
| cost of tarnishing its reputation and the credibility of an important
| back-room process that oils the wheels of many global industries.

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