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11.30.07

Busted! Microsoft Offers Favours for OOXML Support

Posted in Finance, Formats, Microsoft, Open XML, Standard at 8:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

This just in [thanks to a reader's E-mail]:

I am doing some corporate research these days to understand what it would mean if an entire company of 10,000+ employees chose to migrate to OOXML. OK, OK, I know ODF would probably be a better choice, but there are big bucks and corporate “friendships” involved here, so it runs out of favour.

”The question to Microsoft is this: who are you not ‘compensating’ (nicer word for “paying” or “bribing”) for assistance with OOXML?“Nice move, Microsoft. Trying to beat freedom using incentives, eh? Where else have we seen that before? Maybe the briberies in Sweden? Maybe the incident where you paid for Wikipedia edits of the article on OOXML? Or maybe it was the fake OOXML support from your business partners, whom you urged to go and vote for OOXML?

The question to Microsoft is this: who are you not ‘compensating’ (nicer word for “paying” or “bribing”) for assistance with OOXML? Frankly, Microsoft is getting plenty of people reason to be fed up. Why should anyone accept such corruption, which at the end of the day just defends Microsoft's moneyflow, at the consumer’s expense?

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