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03.08.08

Suvi Lindén and Finland’s Role at the OOXML BRM

Posted in Deception, Europe, Microsoft, Open XML at 12:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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O ur last writing about Nokia, Finland and Microsoft received a lot of attention for no obvious reason, but it did provide some insights from a reader and explored Microsoft’s influence in that nation, which is typically associated with Linus Torvalds.

Consider this an update filled with facts. Once again, the information comes from a reader who is a researcher. He wishes to share …

03.05.08

Nokia and Finland: A Mystery Behind OOXML and Silverlight

Posted in Europe, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, Mono, Novell, Open XML at 8:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A concerned reader contacted us as soon as the following news had first made an appearance. You ought have come across some stories about Nokia and Silverlight by now, but if you haven’t, here we go.

Herein we present some analysis rather than offering a more superficial breakdown of the news, in which case no new information will be added. From the Inquirer (to be considered as …

08.21.07

ODF/OOXML Watch: Australia, New Zealand, Finland, and the United States

Posted in America, Australia, Europe, Formats, ISO, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard at 9:21 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The vote on OOXML’s verdict is approaching. There are still many cases of wrongdoing and the following blog item gives a short and incomplete roundup of the latest observations.

The last two months however have seen reports from various countries questioning the basis on which their votes are being decided. The constitution of the committees and the manner in which the national position …

07.04.15

After Moonlight Dies and Even Microsoft Abandons Silverlight, the Abusive Monopolist Keeps Pushing for Other Microsoft Lock-in, Injecting OOXML Traps Into Free Software (Moodle)

Posted in Microsoft, Mono at 10:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Some people never learn…

Summary : Despite a long history of Microsoft formats being proven guarantee of digital obsolescence, Moodle allows itself to become Microsoft prey and a Trojan horse for OOXML in classrooms (for children)

M ICROSOFT is ever so desperate to paint .NET/Windows “open”, basically characterising its core proprietary lock-in as anything but “closed” …

08.02.14

Microsoft Continues to Further Distort OOXML in Order to Make it Less Compatible With Non-Microsoft Software

Posted in Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 3:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Microsoft continues to distort the office suites market and impede interoperability using the OOXML pseudo ‘standard’, essentially by branching out into “Strict” and “Transitional”, making it exceedingly hard for developers to deal with files generated by Microsoft Office and vice versa

T RYING to work with Microsoft is misguided. Just look and see what has …

06.24.14

Microsoft’s OOXML Crimes Prevent Companies, Governments, and People From Exploring Alternatives to Microsoft

Posted in Fraud, Microsoft, Open XML at 11:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

OOXML: When crime pays off

Summary : Reports from the European Commission’s Web site reveal the degree to which OOXML is successfully derailing migrations to Free/libre software in the public sector

S OME of the criminals involved in the OOXML festival of corruption have already left Microsoft (e.g. Oliver Bell, who joined a Gates-funded Gates grooming operation) or joined …

12.05.12

Supporting UEFI in 2012 is Like Supporting OOXML in 2007

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 3:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As a reminder, as part of its many OOXML abuses , Microsoft paid companies to ‘support’ OOXML

Summary : The similarities between the effect of adding UEFI code and adding OOXML code to Free software

I N 40 comments or so I have been discussing UEFI with the developer of Shim, whose latest work one can read about in:

Shimming your way to Linux on Windows 8 PCs …

10.12.12

Imposing OOXML and Microsoft Lock-in on Android Users

Posted in Microsoft, Open XML at 12:58 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Microsoft brings proprietary lock-in with OOXML to Android

T ECHRIGHTS has explained Google's bad decision to spread OOXML rather than ODF and some ask: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?

This is a true story: “Today my wife forwarded me an email from her Nexus S asking if I could open the attachment as she could not. I replied, “where is it …

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