[odf-discuss] Microsoft meeting with US Ambassador to Brazil
regarding politics of Open Document Format (ODF) proposal to ISO
jza at openoffice.org
Wed Sep 7 21:24:52 EDT 2011
would be nice to highlight past microsoft presedent against the Brasilian
government and t's officiers back in 2004
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 8:47 PM, <robert_weir at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> I think we need to consider the nature of the cable. It is probably some
> administrator's transcription of the ambassador's recollections of a
> meeting with Microsoft. The time from the meeting to the cable could have
> been hours or days. Microsoft could have called it "Open XML" but the
> embassy staff, knowing nothing about the tech, thought "open" was just an
> adjective, not part of the name. Anything is possible.
> But the thing that was strongly expressed, and beyond a transcription
> error, is that MS was pushing the idea that ODF was anti-IPR and
> anti-American and was in general a peril for proprietary software.
> Quite incredible.
> odf-discuss-bounces at opendocumentfellowship.com wrote on 09/07/2011
> 06:05:29 PM:
> > From: Matthew Holloway <odf-discuss at holloway.co.nz>
> > To: ODF Discussion List <odf-discuss at opendocumentfellowship.com>
> > Date: 09/07/2011 06:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: [odf-discuss] Microsoft meeting with US Ambassador to
> > Brazil regarding politics of Open Document Format (ODF) proposal to ISO
> > Sent by: odf-discuss-bounces at opendocumentfellowship.com
> > So initially it was called Office Open XML, then OpenXML, and now
> > it's just XML. Good grief.
> > On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 2:35 AM, WorldLabel.com <worldlabel at gmail.com>
> > In the cable, White reports on a December 20 meeting in Sao Paulo
> > between the U.S. Ambassador to Brasil, Clifford Sobel, and Microsoft
> > Brazil President Michel Levy. The subject of the meeting was
> > Microsoft's concerns that Brasil was: "pushing for countries to
> > adopt the ODF (Open Document Format) at the expense of XML at the
> > March meeting of the International Standards Organization in Geneva."
> > http://keionline.org/node/1234
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