Anti-OOXML demonstration in Oslo

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Tobias Brox

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Apr 7, 2008, 4:05:25 PM4/7/08
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Sorry for being slightly off-topic ... but I thought this could be of
general interesst for linux-users:

Ja, det blir demonstrasjon i Oslo onsdag:

Oslo, 2008-04-07

Steve Pepper, the former Chairman of the Norwegian committee
responsible for deciding the Norwegian vote on OOXML, is calling for a
demonstration to take place outside the building where SC34, the ISO
committee that has been landed with OOXML, is holding its spring
plenary.

The demonstration will take place outside Håndverkeren,
Rosenkrantzgate 7, Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday April 9 at 12.00. Among
the slogans are:

* No to ISO approval of OOXML!
* Defend the integrity of ISO!
* Microsoft: Support ODF!
* Ecma: Withdraw OOXML!
* Norway must say no to OOXML!

Steve Pepper is supported by the majority of the Norwegian technical
committee who were against approving OOXML, but who were overruled by
the bureaucracy at Standard Norway.

"I call on all those opposed to ISO's approval of OOXML to join this
demonstration", says Steve Pepper. "Standard Norway defends its
scandalous act by pointing to 37 identical letters that were
formulated by Microsoft and sent to Standard Norway by Microsoft's
partners and customers during the open hearing."

"If they want numbers, we can give them numbers. Join me on the street
and show your disapproval. Please pass this message on around the
globe. Let's use *our* technology for everything it is worth."

--
Tobias Brox, 69°42'N, 18°57'E

notbob

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Apr 7, 2008, 4:19:22 PM4/7/08
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On 2008-04-07, Tobias Brox <tob...@stud.cs.uit.no> wrote:
>
> "I call on all those opposed to ISO's approval of OOXML to join this
> demonstration", says Steve Pepper. "Standard Norway defends its
> scandalous act by pointing to 37 identical letters that were
> formulated by Microsoft and sent to Standard Norway by Microsoft's
> partners and customers during the open hearing."

Can you say "stuffed ballot box"?

Let 'em go ahead and pass OOPSXML. It will be the beginning of the end of
the ISO as more and more countries bail from the tyranny of M$.

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Tobias Brox

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Apr 8, 2008, 12:54:01 AM4/8/08
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[notbob]

> Can you say "stuffed ballot box"?

In the Norwegian case the organization was stacked, the decision was
made by administrative staff.

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