[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.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=1735452258&rid=-50

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.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=1392366014&rid=-50

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


Related:

Standards Australia defends Jelliffe he has never developed Microsoft products

,----[ Quote ]
| 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?
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http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-42872/standards-australia-defends-jelliffe:he-has-never-developed-microsoft-products


Microsoft developer joins Aussie OOXML standards delegation

,----[ Quote ]
| Last year Jelliffe was implicated in editing OOXML Wikipedia entries at the
| request of Microsoft. A public explanation is available on Jelliffe's blog.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;445400562;fp;16;fpid;1


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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.
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http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071023002351958


EU Initiates Investigation Against Microsoft OOXML Push

,----[ Quote ]
| 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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| Samsung' Blackjack and Motorola's Q, while easy on the eyes, are
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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