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Links 1 through 10 of 23 by Simon Phipps tagged ECMA

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The story explaining why Steve Pepper was motivated, after 13 excellent years as chair of the Norwegian SC34 mirror committee, to resign and to organise a public protest.

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This is an excellent and informative article on the subject.

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Well worth reading from-the-horses-mouth verdict. DIS 29500 is now a lot better than it was originally but "This was horrible, egregious, process abuse and ISO should hang their heads in shame for allowing it to happen."

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"DIS 29500 is already obsolete, has already been embraced and extended. You just don't know about it yet. You weren't meant to know. In fact, pretend you don't know. Give Microsoft a big head start. They need it."

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"This year WG1 have had another major development that has made it almost impossible to continue with our work within ISO. The influx of P members whose only interest is the fast-tracking of [OOXML] has led to the failure of a number of key ballots."

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This site is an excellent resource for the OOXML BRM but as you'll see from this page there's a limit to which the collaborative effort can be effective imposed by the fact ECMA is keeping everything secret.

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Rob Weir reports on the grevious lack of transparency in the OOXML comment resolution process at ECMA.

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Another abuse of the standards process to have an immature and unproven technology from a single vendor rubber-stamped as a "standard" by ECMA. This has got to stop.

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Judging from their desperate attempts to call a truce I'd say "yes". Interesting how none of the concerns expressed has raised the issue of the copyrights to the required bitmaps in the OOXML spec.

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