Re: Microsoft buys the Swedish vote on OOXML?
did anyone read this document referenced by dave's reference? http://www.grokdoc.net/index.php/EOOXML_objections was it referenced before and i missed it? at any rate it starts a serious technical debate and has some interesting points. For me the real issue now is "has the process been corrupted?" and if it has it could be a disaster for the ISO. What if one country decides that the process is corrupt and therefore will not accept the decision of the ISO ** on that basis **? MS could be responsible for the beginning of the demise of ISO - not a good thing I would have thought. What if Australia (eg) decides that ECMA 376 is just a device to maintain a monopoly, trade barrier, or price point - then (as was done with dvd regional encoding) the MS could be ordered to allow, possibly even assist, alternative implementations. Or worse, the standard may be outlawed. This really is a high stake game. Rick M Dave Pawson wrote: > ESR makes a good point. Basically that mud sticks and ISO will be the > worse for this round of fun and games. > I quite agree. > > > http://opensource.org/node/192 > > > > regards >
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