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OOXML 'Corruption Train' Arriving at Sweden (Updated)

We saw this in Germany, Colombia, and Portugal (among other nations). Panels are assembled to include just Microsoft partners. The fox watches the hen house.

When a friend of mine arrived, it was clear that it all was stuffing going on from Microsoft side. All Microsoft partners in Sweden was at that meeting. People against OOXML got an offer to leave the meeting without paying the fee (not becoming a member). Everyone left, including IBM that thought it all was a farse.


It's not the first country that Microsoft "buys" (to use the words of this witness). It has also 'bought' Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. In the past, a comment from Sweden warned us that this was bound to happen.

Moments ago we found the following story in the news:

Microsoft to Boost Charity in India

India decided it would vote “No”, so keep a close eye on what they do in September. It could be yet another case of politicians and decision makers being influenced.

Update: more information from Sweden is available thanks to a link from Ola.

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