[odf-discuss] Gnome Foundation and ECMA
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Sun Nov 4 01:01:43 EDT 2007
The EMCA Cartel
Microsoft ready to express rail road the format straight threw to ISO
Approval goes to the EMCA. It was absolutely certain EMCA would
approve the format the second they accepted the format for
standardization and created EcmaXML
News: Citing major collaborative contributions from a dozen companies
and institutions, including Apple, Barclays Capital, BP, The British
Library, Essilor, Intel, The Library of Congress, Microsoft, NextPage,
Novell, Statoil, and Toshiba. The Ecma International standards body
today approved what will now be called Ecma Open XML - formerly
Microsoft's "Office Open XML" - as an international standard for
IBM only one to vote no. IBM only entered the voting stage to to
express thier Opionion. IT was not thier "Cartel"
On 11/3/07, Lars Noodén <lars at umich.edu> wrote:
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > Lars wrote:
> >> Not wrong. See below.
> > Yes it's wrong. Merely having Gnome's name in the TC45 list does not assist in OOXML becoming an ISO standard.
> PJ shot that down already. Presence on the committee lends credibility
> to the specification. That in turn leads to a higher risk for approval.
> > No NB will change a vote from No to Yes because Gnome is on the list of TC45 participants.
> Conjecture. One cannot know apriori. Furthermore it is hyperbole to
> assert that GNOME's backing would be the sole factor.
> NBs are likely to be influenced by many factors, not just one, but
> having the backing (through participation) of a major OSS project will
> have an affect opposite of what help open standards.
> > How about IBM? ...
> We are discussing GNOME. Start a new thread for IBM.
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