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06.03.08

Germany and Denmark Show Signs of Endorsement of Appeals, Complaints Against ISO OOXML

Posted in Asia, Europe, Formats, ISO, Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard at 11:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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[ Correction : See the comments at the bottom. The Heise article suddenly changed to say the very opposite from what it initially had.]

More unrest across Europe

T hey are falling like domino pieces. Call it “network effect” or call it the comfort of a peer, but whatever it is, the world is waking up and protests only at the 90 th minute. That’s better than nothing at all.

We …

06.02.08

Venezuela Appeals ISO Decision on OOXML (Denmark Reportedly Also)

Posted in America, Free/Libre Software, ISO, Microsoft, Open XML at 5:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A lot has been happening recently in Denmark [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ] where OOXML received a cold reception and abuse of the process was clear for all to see. According to one report, an appeal came from there, but we haven’t a confirmation. As for Venezuela, it’s confirmed to have filed an appeal. A list of incidents from there you can find here . The country is moving towards …

05.16.08

Another Official Complaint Against Microsoft/OOXML: Denmark’s Turn

Posted in Europe, ISO, Open XML at 3:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

W e have already seen street protests in a few places including Norway (photo above; here is a video and the full story ). The BSI (UK) came under legal fire as well . The European Commission is dealing with several investigations as complaints continue to come (more recently from BECTA , whose formal complaint was added to the pile).

As we emphasised before, over two …

02.29.08

More About OOXML in Denmark, Jesper Stocholm

Posted in ECMA, Europe, Microsoft, Open XML at 2:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Y ou can probably still remember the OOXML abuses in Denmark (post last modified yesterday, in order to include a reader’s update). More information about the Danish complaint is now available at noooxml.org as well.

“Never before have I witnessed a wave of attacks of this scale, mostly originating from anonymous posters or pseudonyms (the forum is unmoderated).” On a more …

02.27.08

OOXML-style Stacking Against the Web, Denmark OOXML Complaint Filed (Updated)

Posted in Antitrust, Europe, Fraud, Microsoft, Open XML at 11:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

"Evangelizing tiered Web is WAR?"

C omcast is linked to Microsoft as we have shown a month ago. The FCC is not a party to be trusted, either.

As such, you may wish to know about this latest incident of rigging that involves the FFC and Comcast. We have already warned about this.

Wireless watchers are still waiting for the final results of the The Great American Wireless …

12.12.07

ODF and OOXML in Denmark

Posted in America, Europe, Microsoft, Novell, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard at 5:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

‘Funny business’ may be back already

R emember Novell's layoffs in Denmark ? Well, layoffs in Denmark surely ring a bell because is something that Microsoft was caught using as a weapon in the recent past .

Microsoft boss Bill Gates threatened to kill 800 Danish jobs if Denmark opposed the European Computer Implemented Inventions Directive, reports today’s Danish financial …

09.02.07

OOXML in Norway, Denmark, and Poland… Looking More Closely at the Stories (Updated)

Posted in Europe, Formats, ISO, Microsoft, Open XML, Standard at 10:12 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

On August 20 th we said that OOXML had apparently been defeated in Poland , but unsurprisingly there was a flip-flop . An anonymous reader of this site reported possible irregularities in the process . When Poland says “Yes” to OOXML, bear in mind that it does not tell the full story.

Microsoft has apparently been rallying its troops around the world and there is strong evidence that …

07.27.07

The Microsoft OOXML ‘Corruption Train’ Reaches Denmark (Updatedx2)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Formats, ISO, Microsoft, Open XML at 6:38 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yesterday we mentioned Spain and Portugal . Next stop: Denmark. Groklaw has the translation.

[PJ: The link takes you to an article in Danish, and Robin Theander was kind enough to translate a bit of it for us. Note that the article lists the members of the committee in Denmark that will be voting on OOXML and puts a star next to all those who are Microsoft partners -- 17 out of the total …

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