Open XML is an important issue which revolves not only around Microsoft, but also around Novell, who promised to support this so-called ‘standard’ in OpenOffice (see previous stories on this topic). Wait until you hear a little more. Microsoft uses shills to spin the facts.
…I was a little surprised to receive email a couple of days ago from Microsoft saying they wanted to contract someone independent but friendly (me) for a couple of days to provide more balance on Wikipedia concerning ODF/OOXML.
This is not the first incident which involves shilling for what Groklaw calls “Monopoly enabler”.
- MA Governor-Elect Names MS Anti-ODF Lobbyist to Technology Advisory Group
- Microsoft offers schools in Mass. free software [to stop ODF adoption]
- Microsoft plays Massachusetts Senate card – OpenDocument not a done deal yet
- The Sorry State of Massachusetts