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The company from Redmond has heavily invested in the ISO SC34 committee. Thanks to a blogger who managed to shed some light on what was going on inside SC34, we hear now that Microsoft Korea was paying for dinner. I hope the meal was good.
by: zoobabzoobab
07 Oct 2008 13:08
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BoycottNovell has published a copy of the final OOXML specification! It seems that ISO does not want the public to review the broken specification before it is released. One country should just continue to appeal, and submit another complain, using the date of distribution of the specification as the basis for a 2 months appeal. Appeals are not finished.
by: zoobabzoobab
03 Oct 2008 09:29
4 by zoobabzoobab
07 Oct 2008 12:46 Jump!
Alex Brown mentions copyright violation for the leak of the draft specification. He is calling on ISO lawyers to pursue the infringers. Some countries should move and draft a resolution to respect ISO's copyright, and defend the business model of Standard Bodies.
by: zoobabzoobab
07 Oct 2008 12:40
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Microsoft recycles its lobby platform "Voices for Innovation" to lobby against Open Source software in the European Parliament systems. Over the past few weeks radical elements in the open source community have intensified their efforts in the European Parliament.
by: zoobabzoobab
23 Sep 2008 09:03
6 by zoobabzoobab
07 Oct 2008 11:42 Jump!
13 members of the TC in Norway has left their Standards Body in protest. They say that the Standards Body has lost its credibility in the IT area. Remember that Standards Norway was voting Yes with the support of only 2 companies (Microsoft and Statoil), and against the will of the rest of the technical committee.
by: zoobabzoobab
01 Oct 2008 21:57
2 by schestowitzschestowitz
03 Oct 2008 09:17 Jump!
The Wall Street Journal is publishing an article about the OOXML fiasco, and the intention of IBM to leave some standards organisations. With the disgusting Microsoft committee stuffing and the non-reaction of ISO, I would say this is something I should do now in terms of protest. The current way to define standards behind closed doors, closed rooms, and with archaic methods of patching standards proposals outside of the public eye is something that should be reformed. Remember, physical meetings are the standard way to exclude participation (oh, by the way, there was an SC34 meeting in South Korea where I forgot to blog about).
by: zoobabzoobab
23 Sep 2008 10:07
4 by zoobabzoobab
24 Sep 2008 08:59 Jump!
Microsoft has a tradition now with OOXML to hijack standard bodies. W3C is probably in the list, since they managed now to embrace and extend CSS 2.1 with their Microsoft fonts.
by: zoobabzoobab
16 Sep 2008 10:18
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The role of blogging in corporate communication is challenging for ICT companies. Progressive views from a CEO about customer communications.
by: podmoklepodmokle
13 Sep 2008 21:17
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Convert your document to Open XML and the viruses and vulnerabilities are gone. No, it is not a joke from the propaganda department. Open XML conversion with MOICE as a means of desinfection for dangerous office documents.
by: podmoklepodmokle
29 Aug 2008 21:50
2 by stegustegu
03 Sep 2008 14:40 Jump!
Four national agencies which supervise their national standards bodies issued a joint statement in which they condemn the Open XML process and proclaimed that ISO standards would not be automatically considered binding anymore within their office.
by: arebentiarebenti
01 Sep 2008 15:45
4 by arebentiarebenti
02 Sep 2008 22:06 Jump!
CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's greatest experiment particle accelerator for quantum physics built in Geneva, is being compared to Open XML.
by: podmoklepodmokle
01 Sep 2008 07:59
2 by jhhdkjhhdk
01 Sep 2008 12:40 Jump!
Physical meetings are the ISO way to exclude participation. Don't expect public online discussions on how HP and Microsoft will change the ISO rules for Fast Track. Mr ECMA has already been the responsible person to change the ISO Fast Track rules in 2006, remember?
by: zoobabzoobab
26 Aug 2008 14:58
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In a world of paralytical thought Patrick Durusau might become the daddy of IBM and disagree with facts. Does he recognize the right of national bodies to appeal?
by: podmoklepodmokle
25 Aug 2008 14:20
2 by arebentiarebenti
25 Aug 2008 15:05 Jump!
Standards war is fun and HypocrISO makes it fun. Not in all parts of the world resource battles are so harmless. The rejection of the HypocrISO appeals offers opportunities for another wave of appeals.
by: arebentiarebenti
19 Aug 2008 09:24
3 by arebentiarebenti
22 Aug 2008 10:56 Jump!
Rajan Anandan takes over the job of Neelam Dhawan by 1st September.
by: arebentiarebenti
15 Aug 2008 12:55
2 by stegustegu
18 Aug 2008 20:12 Jump!
A rejection means that the ISO 29500 could be published and set into effect unless further complaints are launched. Yet another possibility to study the way ISO works.
by: arebentiarebenti
15 Aug 2008 13:56
3 by arebentiarebenti
16 Aug 2008 10:11 Jump!
Sutor suspects that the trend toward true open standards will continue. Microsoft "will eventually fully embrace ODF". As does Pahang.
by: arebentiarebenti
14 Aug 2008 16:36
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BoycottNovell blog is pointing to a vote on the editor for ODF-OOXML Convergence project inside SC34. Guess who was proposed as editor.
by: zoobabzoobab
08 Aug 2008 19:40
2 by arebentiarebenti
08 Aug 2008 20:08 Jump!
Microsoft and ECMA will occupy half of the seats next week in the SC34 meeting in London. Yet another stuffed committee?
by: zoobabzoobab
18 Jul 2008 16:34
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BoycottNovell is pointing to a possible flaw in writing OLE objects in DOCX files, which could be the perfect vehicle for spreading viruses. Anyone has good OLE experience to make a proof-of-concept?
by: zoobabzoobab
13 Jul 2008 22:04
2 by nunnn2nunnn2
13 Jul 2008 22:32 Jump!