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  1. [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    Demonstration outside ISO conference

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible for
    | deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration to take
    | place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has been landed
    | with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    |
    | The demonstration will take place outside Håndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate 7,
    | Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    |
    | * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    | * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    | * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    | * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    | * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    `----

    http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/


    Yesterday:

    2008-04 OOXML irregularities in Norway

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | [...]
    |
    | ¬* ¬* * 2007: committee stuffing: the NS/K 185 committee grew from 6-7 persons
    | ¬* ¬* to 30 persons due to the OOXML case...
    `----

    http://wiki.efn.no/2008-04_OOXML_irr...ties_in_Norway


    Related:

    Norway and OOXML

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | There is now a report from Norway on how Microsoft rallied its partners to
    | try to get a favorable vote on MSOOXML.
    `----

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...00708301301334

  2. Re: [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Demonstration outside ISO conference
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible for
    >| deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration to take
    >| place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has been landed
    >| with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    >|
    >| The demonstration will take place outside HŚndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate 7,
    >| Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    >|
    >| * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    >| * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    >| * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    >| * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    >| * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    > `----
    >
    > http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/
    >


    It's a shame nobody cared enough about the integrity of ISO. Or ECMA,
    or BSI.

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  3. Re: [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 17 April 2008 15:17 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Demonstration outside ISO conference
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible
    >>| for deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration to
    >>| take place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has been
    >>| landed with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    >>|
    >>| The demonstration will take place outside Håndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate 7,
    >>| Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    >>|
    >>| * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    >>| * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    >>| * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    >>| * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    >>| * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    >> `----
    >>
    >>

    http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/
    >>

    >
    > It's a shame nobody cared enough about the integrity of ISO. Or ECMA,
    > or BSI.


    It clearly shows the opposite. Some people /did/ care to -- as they put it --
    defend the integrity of ISO by dropping OOXML. Watch the transcript of the
    speech from the Norwegian protest.

    ISO has been corrupted and so has the BSI on the face of it. I've been
    exchanging some smoking guns by E-mail. ISO can lock itself up in a bunker,
    but people around the world still talk.

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  4. Re: [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 17 April 2008 15:17 : \____
    >
    >> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >>> Demonstration outside ISO conference
    >>>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>>| Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible
    >>>| for deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration to
    >>>| take place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has been
    >>>| landed with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    >>>|
    >>>| The demonstration will take place outside HŚndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate 7,
    >>>| Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    >>>|
    >>>| * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    >>>| * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    >>>| * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    >>>| * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    >>>| * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>>

    > http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/
    >>>

    >>
    >> It's a shame nobody cared enough about the integrity of ISO. Or ECMA,
    >> or BSI.

    >
    > It clearly shows the opposite. Some people /did/ care to -- as they put it --
    > defend the integrity of ISO by dropping OOXML. Watch the transcript of the
    > speech from the Norwegian protest.
    >
    > ISO has been corrupted and so has the BSI on the face of it. I've been
    > exchanging some smoking guns by E-mail. ISO can lock itself up in a bunker,
    > but people around the world still talk.
    >


    The internet has made such corruption much more difficult to get away
    with.

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  5. Re: [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    ____/ Mark Kent on Monday 21 April 2008 07:16 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 17 April 2008 15:17 : \____
    >>
    >>> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >>>> Demonstration outside ISO conference
    >>>>
    >>>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>>>| Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible
    >>>>| for deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration
    >>>>| to take place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has
    >>>>| been landed with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    >>>>|
    >>>>| The demonstration will take place outside Håndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate
    >>>>| 7, Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    >>>>|
    >>>>| * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    >>>>| * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    >>>>| * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    >>>>| * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    >>>>| * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    >>>> `----
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>

    http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> It's a shame nobody cared enough about the integrity of ISO. Or ECMA,
    >>> or BSI.

    >>
    >> It clearly shows the opposite. Some people /did/ care to -- as they put it
    >> -- defend the integrity of ISO by dropping OOXML. Watch the transcript of
    >> the speech from the Norwegian protest.
    >>
    >> ISO has been corrupted and so has the BSI on the face of it. I've been
    >> exchanging some smoking guns by E-mail. ISO can lock itself up in a bunker,
    >> but people around the world still talk.
    >>

    >
    > The internet has made such corruption much more difficult to get away
    > with.


    People on Alex Brown's committee have responded to information they found on my
    site (and others). Some heads will roll.

    Europe is preparing a legal storm.

    The OOXML fiasco is important because it will be a nice prod to Europe's
    recently-announced test case for Ubuntu Linux and FLOSS. It could also give
    the go-ahead for an embargo -- however limited it may be due to practicality
    and need for 'graduality'.

    Yesterday:

    Open Parliament

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | A petition for the use of open standards in the EU bodies was launched some
    | time ago and got support of many European citizens who want
    | discrimination-free access to public online services. ¬*
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Many participants and speakers referenced to the OOXML standardisation
    | process, in particular were intrigued by the French AFNOR developments.
    | Generally speakers feel concerned about OOXML to become a standard in
    | governmental procurement. In private a government delegate compared
    | Microsoft's public affairs methods with the scientology cult. ¬* ¬*
    `----

    http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-54634/open-parliament


    Also recent:

    MEPs Question Microsoft's Eligibility for Gov't Projects

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Commission, which has not responded yet, is allowed a few weeks to reply.
    `----

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._projects.html


    EU: Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux
    | distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications,
    | the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian
    | MEP Marco Cappato.
    `----

    http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7565


    Is Microsoft Now Banned from EU Contracts?

    http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...=697&blogid=14


    Euro MP thinks Microsoft should be banned from government contracts

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...arliament-asks


    Green MEP says Microsoft should be excluded from EU contract awarding procedure

    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...338/from/rss09


    EC probes OOXML standards-setting process

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | A spokesman for the European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, told
    | The Register that regulators were continuing to scrutinise interoperability
    | issues related to Microsoft’s products following complaints from the
    | Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group.
    |
    | As part of that process, the EC formally contacted a number of national
    | standards bodies, including the Norwegian Standards Institute (NSI),
    | requesting more details about possible irregularities in the OOXML
    | standardisation process.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | “It must be stressed that it is not the Commission's intention to influence
    | the outcome of this process, but the Commission considers it essential to
    | ensure that European competition law is not violated in the course of the
    | standard setting process,‚ÄĚ he said in an email to El Reg.
    |
    | In January the EC began formal anti-trust probes against Microsoft in two
    | cases where it was alleged that the multinational firm had abused its strong
    | market position. As part of the investigation into the first case, the
    | Commission said that it would scrutinise OOXML on the grounds that the
    | specification doesn't work with those of competitors.
    `----

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...stigation_iso/


    EU Commission Investigating Microsoft's MSOOXML Push

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | I hope they think to investigate the smear campaigns that seem to always
    | happen to anyone on the other side from Microsoft. What happened to Peter
    | Quinn was by no means unique.
    `----

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...80208151410252


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  6. Re: [News] Anti-OOXML Protests in Norway

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > ____/ Mark Kent on Monday 21 April 2008 07:16 : \____
    >
    >> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >>> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 17 April 2008 15:17 : \____
    >>>
    >>>> Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >>>>> Demonstration outside ISO conference
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>>>>| Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee responsible
    >>>>>| for deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a demonstration
    >>>>>| to take place outside the building where SC34, the ISO committee that has
    >>>>>| been landed with OOXML, is holding its spring plenary.
    >>>>>|
    >>>>>| The demonstration will take place outside HŚndverkeren, Rosenkrantzgate
    >>>>>| 7, Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among the slogans are:
    >>>>>|
    >>>>>| * No to ISO approval of OOXML!
    >>>>>| * Defend the integrity of ISO!
    >>>>>| * Microsoft: Support ODF!
    >>>>>| * Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
    >>>>>| * Norway must say no to OOXML!
    >>>>> `----
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>

    > http://blogs.freecode.no/isene/2008/...so-conference/
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> It's a shame nobody cared enough about the integrity of ISO. Or ECMA,
    >>>> or BSI.
    >>>
    >>> It clearly shows the opposite. Some people /did/ care to -- as they put it
    >>> -- defend the integrity of ISO by dropping OOXML. Watch the transcript of
    >>> the speech from the Norwegian protest.
    >>>
    >>> ISO has been corrupted and so has the BSI on the face of it. I've been
    >>> exchanging some smoking guns by E-mail. ISO can lock itself up in a bunker,
    >>> but people around the world still talk.
    >>>

    >>
    >> The internet has made such corruption much more difficult to get away
    >> with.

    >
    > People on Alex Brown's committee have responded to information they found on my
    > site (and others). Some heads will roll.
    >
    > Europe is preparing a legal storm.
    >



    I've just read your article on this - Dr Alex Brown is about as corrupt
    as they come. I love the bit in his press release about OOXML being
    "cross-platform". He certainly is entirely inappropriate for advising
    the British Library - that's just shovelling taxpayers' cash into
    presumably his own pockets and those of Microsoft - this really *must*
    be stopped.


    > The OOXML fiasco is important because it will be a nice prod to Europe's
    > recently-announced test case for Ubuntu Linux and FLOSS. It could also give
    > the go-ahead for an embargo -- however limited it may be due to practicality
    > and need for 'graduality'.


    Microsoft will no doubt "threaten" to stop supporting the EU...
    presumably their shareholders will see the wisdom in threatening the
    world's largest market, and their share price will rise accordingly...

    >
    > Yesterday:
    >
    > Open Parliament
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| A petition for the use of open standards in the EU bodies was launched some
    >| time ago and got support of many European citizens who want
    >| discrimination-free access to public online services. *
    >|
    >| [...]
    >|
    >| Many participants and speakers referenced to the OOXML standardisation
    >| process, in particular were intrigued by the French AFNOR developments.
    >| Generally speakers feel concerned about OOXML to become a standard in
    >| governmental procurement. In private a government delegate compared
    >| Microsoft's public affairs methods with the scientology cult. * *
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-54634/open-parliament
    >
    >
    > Also recent:
    >
    > MEPs Question Microsoft's Eligibility for Gov't Projects
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| The Commission, which has not responded yet, is allowed a few weeks to reply.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._projects.html
    >
    >
    > EU: Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux
    >| distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications,
    >| the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian
    >| MEP Marco Cappato.
    > `----
    >
    > http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7565
    >
    >
    > Is Microsoft Now Banned from EU Contracts?
    >
    > http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...=697&blogid=14
    >
    >
    > Euro MP thinks Microsoft should be banned from government contracts
    >
    > http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...arliament-asks
    >
    >
    > Green MEP says Microsoft should be excluded from EU contract awarding procedure
    >
    > http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...338/from/rss09
    >
    >
    > EC probes OOXML standards-setting process
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| A spokesman for the European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, told
    >| The Register that regulators were continuing to scrutinise interoperability
    >| issues related to Microsoft?s products following complaints from the
    >| Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group.
    >|
    >| As part of that process, the EC formally contacted a number of national
    >| standards bodies, including the Norwegian Standards Institute (NSI),
    >| requesting more details about possible irregularities in the OOXML
    >| standardisation process.
    >|
    >| [...]
    >|
    >| ?It must be stressed that it is not the Commission's intention to influence
    >| the outcome of this process, but the Commission considers it essential to
    >| ensure that European competition law is not violated in the course of the
    >| standard setting process,? he said in an email to El Reg.
    >|
    >| In January the EC began formal anti-trust probes against Microsoft in two
    >| cases where it was alleged that the multinational firm had abused its strong
    >| market position. As part of the investigation into the first case, the
    >| Commission said that it would scrutinise OOXML on the grounds that the
    >| specification doesn't work with those of competitors.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...stigation_iso/
    >
    >
    > EU Commission Investigating Microsoft's MSOOXML Push
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| I hope they think to investigate the smear campaigns that seem to always
    >| happen to anyone on the other side from Microsoft. What happened to Peter
    >| Quinn was by no means unique.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...80208151410252
    >
    >



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