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"Open XML" et al... Blech... Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft buys the Swedishvote on OOXML?

Just lighter side notes:

First, I can't stand it when OOXML is called "Open XML".  That says 
nothing about the application and XML is already open!

Second, I can't help but translate OOXML to Open Office XML, which is 
pretty ironic, don't you think?  Does anyone else keep doing this?  "OO" 
is pretty much common-law-trademarked for Open Office; Microsoft 
shouldn't have confused the market with OOXML.

So if we just rename ODF to Open Office XML, we'll be all set, right?


Tim Bray wrote:
> On 9/2/07, Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net> wrote:
> > A revealing point is that once one gets away from the 'bloids like 
> Groklaw
> > or the dedicated topic bloids, this isn't being covered extensively 
> by the
> > legitimate press.
> Mainstream:
> Microsoft puts Office Open XML format up for international vote – 
> Seattle P-I
> Microsoft format fight with rivals to intensify – Financial Times
> Microsoft pressed partners in Sweden to vote for OOXML - Washington Post
> Trade press:
> Sweden's OOXML vote declared invalid - Infoworld
> Microsoft Open XML standards vote foments politics, dismay – CNET
> ISO boards face OOXML deadline pressure – Inquirer (UK)
> Microsoft takes off gloves in open documents battle - Computerworld
> Microsoft: OOXML free from proprietary hooks - ZDNet
> Microsoft's OOXML provokes standards turmoil in France - Computerworld
> Microsoft employee offered incentives for OOXML support – PC World
> Microsoft pressed partners in Sweden to vote for OOXML – PC World
> Microsoft accused of rigging OOXML votes – PC World
> Microsoft Pressed Swedish Partners to Vote for Open XML – PC World
> Linux Foundation recommends ISO vote No on OOXML – The Inquirer (UK)
> Microsoft's OOXML 'choice' argument squashed – Builder AY
> >  The business world is largely unconcerned
> The evidence supports that statement about as much as it does the 
> previous
> one about press obliviouslness.   The Financial Times, in particular, 
> does not
> waste ink on subjects that are not interesting to business. -Tim
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