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

> > In my book, asking companies who depend on you for their 
> livelihood to 
> > join a standards organization and vote in your interests is 
> corrupt, 
> > whether or not it is legal, and whether or not there is any 
> explicit 
> > financial inducement.
> So you can be corrupt by using a product in your systems, 
> having the vendor point out why it would be useful as a 
> standard, and then joining the standards effort because it 
> would benefit you?

That's an absurd distortion of what I said.

I would say the process has been corrupted if people are voting when the
issue does not affect them directly, but only to demonstrate loyalty to
their business "partners".

Michael Kay

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