[ubuntu-my] [Fwd: [odfsig] Say "NO" to OOXML as an ISO Standard]

Ezwan Aizat Bin Abdullah Faiz aizat.faiz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 17:04:15 BST 2007


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> From: Hasannudin Saidin <hasan at my.ibm.com>
> Reply-To: odfsig at lists.foss.org.my
> To: odfsig at mail.foss.org.my, mossa at mail.foss.org.my, ossig at mncc.com.my
> Subject: [odfsig] Say "NO" to OOXML as an ISO Standard
> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:46:24 +0800
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> From Open Malaysia blog:
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> Monday, 25 June 2007
> Say "NO" to OOXML as an ISO Standard
> 
> http://www.noooxml.org/petition 
> 
> Click the above to sign a global online petition to let National
> Bodies of the member countries of ISO (International Organization for
> Standardization) know that you say "NO" to approving OOXML as an ISO
> Standard. 
> 
> Malaysians, this means you are saying "NO" to SIRIM, the organization
> that manages the approval process for DSM (Department of Standards
> Malaysia). 
> 
> Visit the <NO>OOXML site for more information, but here is text of the
> petition: 
>         
>                 Say NO to the Microsoft Office format as an ISO
>                 standard 
>                 
>                 I ask the national members of ISO to vote "NO" in the
>                 ballot of ISO DIS 29500 (Open OfficeXML or OOXML
>                 format) for the following reasons: 
>                         
>                         1. There is already a standard ISO26300 named
>                         Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard
>                         adds costs, uncertainty and confusion to
>                         industry, government and citizens;
>                         2. There is no provable implementation of the
>                         OOXML specification: Microsoft Office 2007
>                         produces a special version of OOXML, not a
>                         file format which complies with the OOXML
>                         specification;
>                         3. There is missing information from the
>                         specification document, for example how to do
>                         a autoSpaceLikeWord95 or
>                         useWord97LineBreakRules;
>                         4. More than 10% of the examples mentioned in
>                         the proposed standard do not validate as XML;
>                         5. There is no guarantee that anybody can
>                         write a software that fully or partially
>                         implements the OOXML specification without
>                         being liable to patent damages or patent
>                         license fees by Microsoft;
>                         6. This standard proposal conflicts with other
>                         ISO standards, such as ISO 8601
>                         (Representation of dates and times), ISO 639
>                         (Codes for the Representation of Names and
>                         Languages) or ISO/IEC 10118-3 (cryptographic
>                         hash);
>                         7. There is a bug in the spreadsheet file
>                         format which forbids to enter any date before
>                         the year 1900: such bugs affects the OOXML
>                         specification as well as software versions
>                         such as Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003 or
>                         2007.
>                         8. This standard proposal has not been created
>                         by bringing together the experience and
>                         expertise of all interested parties (such as
>                         the producers, sellers, buyers, users and
>                         regulators), but by Microsoft alone.
> 
> http://www.noooxml.org/petition 
> 
> So Malaysians and others, go ahead, click the above and sign the
> petition. 
> 
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> Posted by Hasan on Monday, 25 June 2007 at 05:26 PM in OOXML,
> PostsByHasan | Permalink 
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