IBM's Lotus Symphony Continues ODF Push

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| Symphony has been downloaded by more than 250,000 registered users since its
| release, according to IBM.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._odf_push.html

It's just a first beta.

2. OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting: Why You Should Worry About All Comments

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| If you cannot process all the comments deeply and diligently, then reject
| OOXML. If you are still not satisfied for any reason that it makes sense for
| OOXML to be an ISO standard, regardless of Microsoft’s market share, then
| reject OOXML. If you fundamentally believe that OOXML is a bad idea built for
| the wrong reasons, reject OOXML.
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http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=1935


Related:

Microsoft Loses, Spins Open XML Vote

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| ISO issued a statement that makes plain what Microsoft tried to spin as a
| victory. *
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2178917,00.asp


Microsoft FUD Watch: OOXML Edition

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| Apparently, there is more than one way to stuff the ballot box.
|
| In all my years working as a journalist, I've never seen any technology
| company spin information the way Microsoft did today. The press release on
| OOXML ratification is a blueprint for spinning semantics, and the stringing
| together of truths and half-truths to seemingly make the outcome of one event
| something else altogether. * *
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535


Microsoft spins OOXML loss as a win

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| Microsoft lost its effort to win “fast track” approval of its OOXML (which it
| calls Open XML) *as an international standard, but you wouldn’t know that
| from reading much of the press coverage. *
|
| * * * Microsoft claims global support for Open XML.
| * * * Microsoft reports victory in preliminary ISO ballot.
| * * * Microsoft takes big step toward OOXML approval.
| * * * Microsoft is seen winning an international standard vote. *
| * * * Strong global support for Open XML.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1382


Why Microsoft deserved to lose the OOXML standards vote

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| 1. Lobbying is legal. But certain lobbying tactics are not. Microsoft
| officials admitted that one of the company’s employees behaved
| inappropriately in Sweden,
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=694


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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| No kidding. Microsoft continues to steam-roll the competition, as illustrated
| by its latest attempt to ram acceptance of OOXML through ISO by the blatantly
| rigging the vote. And of course the European's really love Microsoft's
| business practices. Not. No, Microsoft has the DoJ in their hip pocket thanks
| to the "pro-business" stance of the Bush administration, and as long as
| Bu****es remain in power and the Democrats remain inept and impotent, it's
| going to stay that way. Which leaves those of use who really believe in a
| free and fair market to fend for ourselves.
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http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com/2007/0...ortals-be.html