Roy Schestowitz espoused:
> What is good for Microsoft is also good for the families
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| It seems to be nice to have politicians as Brian Baird ask you staged
>| questions, so you can elaborate on your own business agenda and the public
>| benefit of your commercial activities. Watch Mr. Gates speak on OOXML.
> `----
>
> http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-47895...r-the-families
>
> Next agenda: pretend that Microsoft is good for America. Never mind the
> offshoring for cost savings...
>
> Rumble in Kuala Lumpur!
>
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| I don't know what took place in the meeting, because I wasn't there, but it
>| seems Microsoft certainly pushed hard to justify the case for OOXML and why
>| Malaysia should change its vote from "Abstain" to "Agree". I don't think
>| the 'other side' needed to do much; the evidence is right infront of
>| everyone's eyes. If PIKOM represents the industries view, and Microsoft is
>| just a mere member in its roster, then the consensus is blatantly clear.
> `----
>
> http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2008...-in-kuala.html
>


That sums up the issue fairly well. Either you're part of the support
for the extension of Microsoft's monopoly, or you're supporting the
interests of your own country, the populous, the free interchange of
data and information, and also the possibility for Microsoft to use ODF,
just like everyone else.

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