06.21.09

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BSI: Got Microsoft

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard at 6:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Got Microsoft

Summary: The BSI’s new link to Microsoft is Datawatch, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner

GROKLAW has caught this very interesting press release. It says:

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and BI, today announced the appointment of its Senior Product Manager, Gareth Horton, to the British Standards Institution (BSI) Technical Committee IST/41. As a co-opted expert member of the committee, he has also been nominated to the Working Group (WG4) of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34, which is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of IS29500 (Office Open XML).

Pamela Jones adds: “Co-opted precisely how?”

For those who are new to the scandals of the BSI, see:

To add icing to this little cake, almost exactly a year ago Datawatch announced that it continued to “Cement Partnership with Microsoft.”.

Chelmsford, Mass.—June 25, 2008—Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and leading provider of solutions to the Enterprise Information Management market, announces several significant achievements and activities regarding its partnership with Microsoft.

Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. No conflict of interests there, eh? The BSI has been filled with such conflicts all along. What a fiasco.

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