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Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft buys the Swedish vote on OOXML?

Dennis Sosnoski said:
> It's now clear that bribery *was* part of the process, with the emails
> from Microsoft promising extra "marketing contributions" as a payoff for
> voting for Open XML:
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/F36E6AC141F8C10ECC2573470074B795

The other side to the story is that MS discovered and fixed the
mistaken/inept email within hours, that they alerted SIS, and that it
wouldn't have impacted the vote:

The abandonment of the vote was on a quite different issue of time (not
enough to time to reschedule the vote before the ISO deadline after a
miscount was discovered.) DIS 29500 would have been accepted 25-6 it
seems: why would they bribe if they didn't need to?

This looks like a beat-up. Appropriate to bring up Karl Rove though, it
was just what I was thinking...

Rick Jelliffe

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