[Linux-aus] MS OOXML Sign the petition, write a letter, apply to attend a forum.
lucychili at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 00:26:06 UTC 2007
Sign a petition: Get some more Australian names on this list!
OOxml = proprietary material. DMCA copyright law makes this a risk.
Process is too fast, and inaccessible. We should not rely on a
covenant not to sue. The purpose of making standards is to enable
participation. A standard is not controlled by one company.
Write a letter: What specific concerns do you have?
The deadline to submit comments at the SA (Standards Australia) is on
the 31st July "Draft International Standard ISO/IEC 29500, Information
technology - Office Open XML file formats standard."
Groklaw has great information
Attend a meeting
Standards Australia are organising a meeting on the 9th August
"Draft International Standard ISO/IEC 29500, Information technology -
Office Open XML file formats standard."
michael.langdon at standards.org.au
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