[Linux-aus] Has M$ bought off the SA Govt ?

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Jul 21 09:34:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 10:31:08AM +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
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> Con,
> > Even if Microsoft does allow someone else to rebrand Office, have they:
> > 
> > 1) fully documented and openly published their document spec? and
> > 2) has it been ratified by an international structured document
> > standards  body like OASIS?
> And Microsoft don't have enough money to put stooges onto OASIS if it
> suits their business need?

much like they have on WS-I, IETF and W3C and the C/C++ standards groups? 

This kind of tactic is so obvious that they wouldn't dare try it. In fact, 
all of Microsoft's attempts at even subtler subterfuge have failed 
miserably and been trumpeted from all corners of pundit-space. 

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