China will Microsoft file format standards voted against OOXML
http://www.sina.com.cn 2007年08月24日 14:40 新浪科技 Http://www.sina.com.cn at 2:40 p.m. on August 24, 2007 Sina Technology
新浪科技讯 8月24日下午，共创软件联盟办公软件工作组最新获得的消息称，中国方面将对微软文档格式标准OOXML申请成为国际标准投出反对票。 Sina — August 24 afternoon, the Linux software for office use, the Working Group was the latest news, the Chinese side will be Microsoft OOXML standard file format as an international standard for cast against it.
“截止目前，共创软件联盟办公软件工作组从相关部门得到明确表态，各相关部门均表态全力支持国家标准UOF，反对微软OOXML。”共创软件联盟办公软件工作组方面表示。 "Up to now, the Linux software for office use, the Working Group from relevant departments to be a clear public position, the relevant departments have indicated they will help support national standards UOF against Microsoft OOXML." Building Software Alliance office software working group says.
共创软件联盟办公软件工作组方面认为，根据有关投票规则与业界对微软OOXML的相关技术评论，微软文档格式标准并不具备成为国际标准的条件，“按照规则中国应坚决投反对票。” Building Software Alliance office software working groups that, under the voting rules with the industry right OOXML Microsoft technologies related to comment, Microsoft document format standards do not have to become an international standard conditions, "according to the rules that China should resolutely vote against it."
共创软件联盟方面获得的消息显示，中国将在9月2日对微软OOXML投出反对票。 Building software alliance received the news that China will be on September 2 to Microsoft OOXML cast against it.
据悉，微软目前仍在世界范围内争取选票。 It is reported that Microsoft is still the world for votes. 只要获得ISO JTC 1(IT联合技术委员会1)30个P成员中超过2/3的赞成票，OOXML就将成为国际标准。 As long as the ISO JTC 1 (IT Joint Technical Committee 1) 30 P members over 2 / 3 in favor, OOXML will become the international standard. 其中，中国手中的一票是微软争取的关键，倪光南认为中国的态度能对其他成员产生巨大影响。 Among them, China hands of a vote is the key for Microsoft, Freescale believes that China's attitude to the other members will have a tremendous impact.
当天下午， 在此次中外文档格式之争中率先向微软说“不”的中国工程院院士倪光南告诉新浪科技，共创联盟办公软件工作组的这个判断是符合实际情况的。 That afternoon, the foreign documents in this format to the first battle for Microsoft to say "no" to the Chinese Academy of Engineering Freescale told Sina technology, office software to create Union Working Group on the judgment is consistent with the actual situation.
“据了解，我国各有关部门都支持UOF国家标准，反对微软的OOXML私有规格成为国际标准，在这个问题上早已形成共识，人们应当很快就会看到投票结果—不。”倪光南说。 "It is understood that China's relevant departments support UOF national standards, objected to Microsoft's specifications OOXML private international standards on the issue have reached a consensus that people should soon see the results — not." Freescale said.
截稿前，微软方面未就此事表态。 Before the deadline, Microsoft position on the matter. 不过有相关人士告诉新浪科技，9月2日的投票只是微软OOXML冲击国际标准的一次“快速通道”，而并非“大限”。 There are, however, told Sina related technology, September 2 vote only Microsoft OOXML impact of international standards in a "fast-track" and not a "doomsday." 即使微软在该次投票中遭否决，仍有继续冲击国际标准的机会。 Even Microsoft in the ballot was rejected, the continued impact of international standards. (马全智) (MA Quan Chi)
Very intelligent decision of China.
Is there some chinese reader? Would you be kind enough to "human" translate the article? ( http://tech.sina.com.cn/it/2007-08-24/14401697335.shtml )
China Will Vote Against Microsoft's Document Format Standard OOXML
Sina News, August 24, afternoon. Latest news from CoSoft (Co-Create Software Branch of Chinese Software Industry Association) Office Software Working Group announced, China will cast a "no" vote to Microsoft document format standard OOXML in its application to become international standard.
CoSoft Office Software Working Group has received clear indications from its associated departments, with unanimous support for the national standard UOF, and against Microsoft's OOXML.
Based on critiques from industry groups regarding Microsoft OOXML, CoSoft Office Software Working Group believes, that Microsoft's document format standard do not meet the requirements of international standard. According to the voting rules, China should decidedly vote no.
Information from CoSoft indicates, that China will cast a vote against Microsoft OOXML on September 2nd.
Microsoft is currently lobbying heavily in the international circles for votes. As long as 2/3 or more votes for approval out of the 30 P status ISO JTC 1 members, OOXML will become international standard. China's vote is one of the key votes that Microsoft is trying hard to obtain. Ni GuangNan of China Academy of Engineering believes that China's attitude may have great effect on other ISO voting members.
In the same after noon, Ni GuangNan, who has voiced his support for China's opposition to Microsoft, told Sina that CoSoft Office Software Working Group's decision is reasonably based on the facts.
"All departments in China already support China's national UOF standard, opposition to Microsoft's proprietary OOXML format becoming internation standard is therefore already a common consensus. People will find out soon of China's vote — no", said Ni GuangNan.
At the time of the printing, Microsoft has not commented on this announcement. Sounces told Sina, however, the vote on September 2nd is only for fast track status of Microsoft's OOXML, not a "final disapproval". Even if Microsoft is subsequently disapproved, it still has opportunities to continue to challenge the international standard.