Monthly Archives: August 2007

Sharepoint file formats

As the various national bodies are finalizing their votes to REJECT OOXML, there are a significant number of them that have been bought outright by Redmond Dollars. The fact that a publicly traded company sees it fit to subvert the … Continue reading

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M$’s open source site- yeah, right!

I think Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is not being fair in assessment of the stuff M$ has on their codeplex site. The real problem is that for anyone to do anything with a MS stack, you have to give up a … Continue reading

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How the Swedish Standards Body was hijacked

This is a translation from a mailing list that I just received: “I was asked by Daniel at FFII to come to SIS [NB] today, Daniel said that Microsoft had stuffed the committee with 5-7 partners in time for the … Continue reading

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Malaysian OOXML vote to be known after September 2nd

Like the Singapore vote, the Malaysian vote (taken today August 27) will only be announced on after the closing of the submission on September 2nd. Let’s help keep the vote a secret until then.

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TED -> Village Talks -> InteresThink

There was an event in May that sorta echoed the TED idea and it was nice that this was initiated by a couple of NTU students, Kelvin and Ridzuan. The event had a bunch of people speak for between 10-20 … Continue reading

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What M$ wants M$ gets?

The Norwegian standards body has been hijacked by M$ (as it seems to be). Free the format, Microsoft. Stop trying to look like a nice guy and be one. Even when the OOXML is completelybroken, they think they can still … Continue reading

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SG OOXML vote known only after September 2nd

The council will only announce the vote after the ISO submission deadline, September 2nd. I will honour that.

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