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New MS trying to kill ODF
In a move some think has the potential to stall the adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) as an international standard, Microsoft has joined a group that takes part in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) voting process to standardize ODF.


In a statement attributed to Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of standards affairs, the company said its representative to the INCITS committee, Jim Thatcher, will have no impact on the ODF standardization voting process. Instead, he joined the group to put himself in good standing to promote Open XML as that standard moves through the ISO process.

"I'm not trying to kill this format. I'm just joining the group tasked with ratifying to put myself in a position to push something else."

They're not even trying to be subtle.

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New Film at 11.

-scott anderson

"Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson..."
New I was just surprised at how blatant they're being

Purveyor of Doc Hope's [link|http://DocHope.com|fresh-baked dog biscuits and pet treats].
New He contradicts himself
Since the point of a standard is to have only one for a given purpose, pushing another one is trying to kill the first one.

Spouting illogical BS that sounds reasonable enough to fool the non-techs. Yep, he's from Microsoft.
Matthew Greet

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- Mark Renton, Trainspotting.
     MS trying to kill ODF - (drewk) - (3)
         Film at 11. -NT - (admin) - (1)
             I was just surprised at how blatant they're being -NT - (drewk)
         He contradicts himself - (warmachine)

Why, that looks so dangerous - I'm sure I'll learn something wonderful!
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