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OOXML Incidents Index: From [H]ungary to [J]ordan

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe, ISO, Microsoft, Open XML at 1:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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According to the following new article, we have until Thursday to ensure more national bodies join the voice of South Africa with its formal complaint.

South Africa is the first country to have made public its appeal. Other national standards bodies that took part have until May 29 to appeal the decision.

You can help by contacting your standards body and encouraging it to endorse the message from South Africa. We continue to share past incidents, country by country.

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Hungary (Phone: +36 1 456 68 00):

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Iceland (Phone: +354 520 71 50):

India (Phone: +91 11 23 23 79 91):

A reader from India added:

Indonesia (Phone: +62 21 574 70 43-44):

Iran (Phone: +98 261 280 60 31-8):

Iraq (Phone: +964 1 776 19 80):

Ireland (Phone: +353 1 807 38 00):

Israel (Phone: +972 3 646 51 00):

Italy (Phone: +39 02 70 02 41):

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Jamaica (Phone: +1 876 926 31 40-5):

Japan (Phone: +81 3 35 01 94 71):

Jordan (Phone: +962 6 568 03 16):

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2 Comments

  1. Paolo Benvenuto said,

    May 27, 2008 at 8:37 am

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    I’m an italian, and I called today UNISO, which was delegated by italian body UNI to represent Italy in the ISO body.

    A functionary told me the following:

    1. Italy abstained in the 29500 votation because couldn’t get a consensus among its members about the MS standard. Actually UNISO members are equally distribuited among Microsoft’s and IBM’s areas, and for this reason Italy voted “abstained”.

    2. They don’t know anything about South Africa complain. The persons told me that from the ISO they haven’t received any communication yet about that.

    3. Anyway, because of the abstain cast, UNISO isn’t going to say nothing in this stuff.

    4. UNISO is participating in the process of getting a better 29500 standard.

    5. Italian government hasn’t expressed anything about the whole question, delegating totally to UNISO.

    I think we should at least ask our government to express Italy’s point of view about this question.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

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    It is worth emphasising that IBM has absolutely nothing to do with this.

    Microsoft went out of its way to characterise it as an IBM vs Microsoft case.

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