Roy Schestowitz espoused:
> Gates goes to Washington as US OOXML decision nears
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Gates answered that Microsoft wants to see OOXML become an ISO standard, in
>| part, "so that families and researchers and archivists will be able to access
>| information from the past and use it to interact in the future.
> `----
>
> http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...102525&rid=-50
>
> Deja vu. He was caught doing this before (article below).
>
> One has to wonder if/how much he uses his Fundation [sic] to pressure national
> bodies by proxy, using non-profit organisations. Politicians' 'pet charities'
> also come to mind. I'm appending the recent example from India. There are
> other examples.
>


If Microsoft wanted to make data available, then they could just publish
all the relevant information. Making something an ISO standard has
nothing at all to do with making a file format publicly available.

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