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The latest discussed advocacy scheme for OOXML: The old binary formats implementations are insecure and attention to fix security flaws of implementations is reduced.
by: arebentiarebenti
18 Apr 2009 12:19
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ISO SC34, now heavily controlled by Microsoft people who go to ISO meeting happening all over the planet, has published a report of defects of the pseudo ISO standard ISO29500. They do not provide a definition of what is an "existing document".
by: zoobabzoobab
17 Apr 2009 14:58
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Many neutral BRM observers felt screwed up and they get more and more evidence that their feelings were right. Open XML proponents become twitter jerks.
by: podmoklepodmokle
17 Apr 2009 14:30
2 by zoobabzoobab
17 Apr 2009 14:41 Jump!
The Court of Accounts's Counsil for Corruption Prevention is making a mandatory survey on corruption risks in public procurement, which all public administrators must reply, by law. However, not only the survey is available only in Microsoft's binary format, but they also demand that it is returned in Microsoft Office 2003/7 XML format (MS-OOXML).
by: RuiSeabraRuiSeabra
30 Mar 2009 19:45
3 by ejedelmalejedelmal
10 Apr 2009 16:29 Jump!
Did we overlook an important event? And what about the crumbs of the ongoing crisis spending?
by: arebentiarebenti
22 Mar 2009 15:04
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The new Fraunhofer Fokus lab will validate the ISO/IEC 29500 aka OOXML.
by: podmoklepodmokle
14 Mar 2009 20:32
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Doug Mahugh of Microsoft is pushing inside the ODF Technical Committee for proprietary extensions, by which the monopolist vendor could embrace and extend the format to "innovate". The extensions possibility is the door open to proprietary closed source parts, that renders the ODF customer a Microsoft slave once again like in the good old times of the .DOC.
by: zoobabzoobab
27 Feb 2009 19:39
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Some Open XML based products as Microsoft Excel are affected by a security flaw and the Trojan.Mdropper.AC.
by: arebentiarebenti
25 Feb 2009 00:13
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Russia pioneers the concept of a National Operating System. Are National Office suites also an option to sent a clear message to end software extortion and make way for a competitive environment based on true open standards?
by: podmoklepodmokle
24 Jan 2009 17:03
2 by arebentiarebenti
12 Feb 2009 12:30 Jump!
Andrew Tridgell is still upset about the Open XML process. In other news we watch the fallout when passionate supporters of open standards in a successful SME get really upset.
by: arebentiarebenti
20 Jan 2009 02:40
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Open XML and software patents are concerns where they want to see regulatory action, Gerry Gavigan wrote on behalf of the Open Source Consortium to European Commission interoperability decision makers .
by: arebentiarebenti
15 Jan 2009 22:34
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NORMAPME, the association that represents European small and medium sized companies in standard bodies urged CEN members to vote against Open XML.
by: arebentiarebenti
12 Jan 2009 01:47
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ECMA has just published two documents related to the patent licensing of ECMA376v1 and ECMA376v2. Microsoft promises to give a patent license under so called "reasonable terms". Reasonable for whom?
by: zoobabzoobab
21 Dec 2008 16:51
5 by arebentiarebenti
22 Dec 2008 20:16 Jump!
It is time for caramels again. Microsoft released three interoperability solutions.
by: podmoklepodmokle
03 Dec 2008 21:45
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Buy the OpenXML specification now at the ISO store! Only 280USD or 342 Swiss francs. By the way, do you know is when the official burial date of ISO?
by: zoobabzoobab
24 Nov 2008 09:53
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The Dutch standard researcher asks: "Who pays for interoperability in public IT procurement?". Our site reproduces her letter sent by email to standard professionals.
by: podmoklepodmokle
17 Nov 2008 08:37
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A while ago, I was riding my mountain bike under the deluge, with plenty of mud in the eyes, I was unable to ride correctly, it was dangerous. Now it seems that Alex Brown has also some mud in the eyes.
by: zoobabzoobab
05 Nov 2008 22:20
2 by arebentiarebenti
05 Nov 2008 23:03 Jump!
Microsoft finds the Open Specification Promise (OSP) "provides the assurance that Microsoft will not assert its Necessary Claims against anyone who make, use, sell, offer for sale, import, or distribute any Covered Implementation under any type of development or distribution model, including the GPL."
by: arebentiarebenti
10 Oct 2008 02:19
8 by stegustegu
05 Nov 2008 02:17 Jump!
Standards Australia has cast a vote to abstain from the ISO/IEC JTC1 ballot to adopt the DIS 29500 Office Open XML format draft standard as an International Standard. The decision to cast an abstain vote from the current ballot follows months of consultation and a clear lack of consensus in Australia on this issue by stakeholders.
by: ggiedkeggiedke
03 Sep 2007 06:41
3 by tanyaacatherinetanyaacatherine
03 Nov 2008 02:18 Jump!
BoycottNovell has a right vision of the Microsoft ecosystem.
by: zoobabzoobab
20 Sep 2008 22:29
3 by arebentiarebenti
21 Oct 2008 10:48 Jump!