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.
> `----
> 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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