[News] [Rival] Standards Australia Criticised for Sending Microsoft Lobbying to Geneva

[News] [Rival] Standards Australia Criticised for Sending Microsoft Lobbying to Geneva

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:54:13

tandards Australia denies OOXML bias

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| Representatives from IBM, Google, Catalyst IT and Waugh Partners expressed
| their concern the appointment of Topologi director Rick Jelliffe to the
| delegation was not indicative of the wider industry view on OOXML
| standardization.


The OOXML BRM and Australia: What happens next

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| Senior project manager at Standards Australia, Panjan Navaratnam, will head
| the delegation and shoulder the responsibility for all Australian positions.
| He will be supported in an advisory role by technical expert Rick Jeliffe.
| Despite some concerns surrounding the objectivity of Jeliffe, Standards
| Australia insists that its delegates are not participating as an agent of any
| personal or organisational viewpoint.


It's not corruption. It's just how Microsoft business. Watch the Groklaw
reference below.


Standards Australia defends Jelliffe he has never developed Microsoft products

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| Look at this press release from Standards Australia, it is really funny how
| they carefully weight their words:
| The article also incorrectly describes Rick Jelliffe as a icrosoft
| developer While Mr Jelliffe consults widely to industry and government
| including Microsoft, he has never developed Microsoft products.
| Let's rewrite it like this to see if it changes something:
| Rick Jelliffe is not a icrosoft developeras such. While Mr Jelliffe
| is being paid for consultancy work by Microsoft, he is not developing
| Microsoft products.
| Where is the money?


Microsoft developer joins Aussie OOXML standards delegation

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| Last year Jelliffe was implicated in editing OOXML Wikipedia entries at the
| request of Microsoft. A public explanation is available on Jelliffe's blog.


How to Get Your Platform Accepted as a Standard - Microsoft Style

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| In the section of an internal manual on effective evangelism, written in 1997
| by James Plamondon, Technical Evangelist, he lays out an elaborate series of
| steps to get Microsoft's platforms accepted as de facto standards. Among the
| steps lists are working behind the scenes with supposedly independent but
| actually pliable and supportive analysts and consultants.


EU Initiates Investigation Against Microsoft OOXML Push

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| But with Steve Ballmer taking over as CEO, there was supposed to be a kinder,
| gentler Microsoft - one that would play nicely with its competitors. When
| antitrust regulators in turn challenged this new Microsoft, it issued not
| challenges to fight to the end to prove that it had done nothing illegal, but
| statements promising to "cooperate fully."
| But at the same time, Microsoft is still a tough competitor. As Microsoft's
| Director of Corporate Standards Jason Matusow famously warned at his blog
| last year:
| Make no mistake; all parties are looking at the full picture to find
| strategies that w

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Palm's Fat Hand

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| Samsung' Blackjack and Motorola's Q, while easy on the eyes, are
| hampered by Microsoft's unintuitive Windows Mobile operating
| system.


Palm is moving to Linux.

Microsoft's Banned Ad Words

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| Microsoft PR has gotten back to me with an utterly nonresponsive
| response: "Unfortunately, we do not have any information to
| provide at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience.
| Thank you for your
| understanding." Sorry, Microsoft, I don't understand - and
| neither do your customers.


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