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Links 1 through 10 of 113 by Simon Phipps tagged OOXML

This fits with the rest of the disgraceful behaviour by Microsoft in the same period, discrediting both themselves and the ISO standards process. Microsoft Brazil has a track record of heavy-handed politics too.

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Doug confirms - at great length - what we'd all suspected from the beginning, that Microsoft is in no hurry to support the vresion of OOXML that was actually made into an ISO standard. The whole OOXML experience remains an object lesson in how the standards world has been gamed by vendors and how badly we need the EU to take a strong line over open standards.

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Alex Brown discovers that the faith he has been consistently and publicly placing in the goodwill of Microsoft around their OOXML specification has been betrayed. Most of us are not even slightly surprised, I'm afraid.

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"Taken individually, these dubious actions might be dismissed...taken together they suggest a consistent philosophy" -- Yes, yes, I've seen MiniMicrosoft saying they have "turned the corner" but this episode suggests the underdog self-image is alive and well. Microsoft's military assault on the standards world deserves a written history; this is a good start.

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I agree with Tim; Alex Brown's analysis is cavalier in the omission of the rest of the industry context around the gaming of JTC1, to the point one has to ask oneself why.

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And it was written (at least in part) by Richard Stallman.

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"The National Archives does not currently plan to convert any records to Microsoft Office Open XML format."

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Does the fact this doesn't surprise me in the slightest make me jaded and cycnical?

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Tim looks at the indications and finds ISO pre-judging the issues and failing to make any attempt to recover their reputation. I hope he's wrong; I fear he's right.

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"ODF has clearly won," said Stuart McKee, ... Microsoft's national technology officer ... Thursday during a panel discussion at the Red Hat Summit in Boston.

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