2008/3/20, Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun(a)gnowledge.org>rg>:
India's BIS votes against ooxml. out of 19
members, five of them did not
attend the meeting, one of them abstained, five voted in favor of ooxml, and
the rest voted against.
Congratulations to all those who worked so hard for long hours, days
together to bring this victory!
For the rest of us, we should use this victory as a starting point and
join campaigns to save our country from the lock-ins and lead to a
In Rabindranath Tagore's words,
Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken
up into fragments by narrow domestic
Where words come out from the
depth of truth;
Where tireless striving
stretches its arms towards
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the
dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward
by thee into ever-widening
thought and action–
into that heaven of freedom,
Let my country awake.
One such campaign which needs your support is SaveKarnataka campaign
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
(as seen on /.)
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