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

On 9/3/07, Dennis Sosnoski <dms@sosnoski.com> wrote:
> Rick, you've asserted:
> /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/

Ok the thing is there seems to be a number of irregularities that
happen surrounding the same controversial standard:

1. lots of companies join iso just before vote and vote ms way
2. email is discovered promising marketing for organizations that vote
in the way that MS wants
3. Sweden withdraws vote

That these things are each explained in their turn, the withdrawal as
a timing issue, that MS says the email was a mistake (and what does
that really mean?)
does not lessen the feeling among people of a cynical cast of mine,
such as myself, that improprieties occurred.

I think that Rick saying each of these things in turn is no problem is
probably explainable by the simple fact that he has been castigated by
anti-ms forces on this issue and perhaps is reflexively likely to
think the anti-ms side is wrong.

Best Regards,
Bryan Rasmussen

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