On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 12:44 +0530, jtd wrote:
On Monday 31 March 2008 02:59 pm, Ravindra Jaju
[Top-posting because not replying to any specific
You have got to give it to these guys (MS). They know how to find
their way out. If OOXML becomes a standard even after the surfacing
If only they spent as much time, money and energy in straightening out
their crappy software.....Oh well they already are but could not get
code to work without jumping into the middle of an opcode.
), then it is
the ISO which should be worried. A world-wide, well-respected
standards organization has NO standard for participating members on
how to conduct evaluations/voting? It will effectively be a big
failure for ISO - failing to practice what they preach.
Agreed. But even in national bodies with well defined procedures
(Poland), the rules were so mangled that fraud cases have been filed.
Besides there have been many contentious standards approval cases
over the years, But NEVER has it been so corrupted and brazenly
I always pitied M$ pathetic attempts at papering over their crappy
software. We were always able to side step without too much trouble.
But this one will force us all to contend with the rubbish their
software spews out....probably forever.
Norway's Yes-to-OOXML is Formally Protested
"Norway's yes-to-OOXML may tip the vote in favor of accepting it as an
ISO-standard, but the committee chairman just faxed a formal protest to
the ISO. 'I am writing to you in my capacity as Chairman (of 13 years
standing) of the Norwegian mirror committee to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34. I
wish to inform you of serious irregularities in connection with the
Norwegian vote on ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (Office Open XML) and to lodge a
formal protest. You will have been notified that Norway voted to approve
OOXML in this ballot. This decision does not reflect the view of the
vast majority of the Norwegian committee, 80% of which was against
changing Norway's vote from No with comments to Yes.'"
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