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Friday, August 31, 2007

Microsoft and OOXML

Looks like it has been rejected, for the time being. M$ is calling this a victory, and I'm sure they will be able to spread enough money, or threats around to get the no's, with comments, to vote yes in February.

Looks like Microsoft will stop at nothing to get OOXML standardized. They are now accused of stuffing the ballot box by getting their "partners" to join in and vote yes, even though they haven't had time to sort through the 6000 page document submitted by their payee. It would appear that ethics is not a priority at M$ headquarters. Of course they have a history of getting IP's by buying the company, borrowing code, and outright theft. Only if they get caught will they make excuses for their actions. I suppose this makes sense to a company with the best lawyers, judges, and governmental officials money can buy. Wired has a good article on this debacle here.

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