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More News On Monday's ODF Hearing

OpenDocument and OOXMLAn article by the Globe's Hiawatha Bray gets many details wrong, but provides the last warmup for Monday's ODF hearing.
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Tell the Government What You Think About the Future of the Internet

WSIS/Internet GovernanceThe future of the Internet won't be decided in Tunis in a few weeks, but who will decide the future of the Internet may be. Here's how you can tell the U.S. Ambassador what you think about that.
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If This was Tomorrow Yesterday Someone's Position Must Have Changed By Now (or did it?)

OpenDocument and OOXMLYesterday, Microsoft made the following statement: "We have no plans to directly support the OpenDocument format at this time." Is that really news, or do we just want it to be?
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The Cat is Out of the Bag (And its Name is Bill)

OpenDocument and OOXMLFor a week I've been hearing rumors that Microsoft was working behind the scenes to scotch Massachusetts' plans to standardize on OpenFormat. Those rumors have now been confirmed.
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Corel and Microsoft say Blah Blah Woof Woof

OpenDocument and OOXMLOnly a short time ago Corel and Microsoft each said "no way" to supporting OpenDocument. Now they're both saying something different -- and they're both hoping that you're not paying too close attention.
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Is there a Wrench in the OpenDocument Works?

OpenDocument and OOXMLA reporter asks me what I know about a challenge to the adoption of OpenDocument in Massachusetts.
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If the Thunder Don't Get Ya Then the Lightning Will: Open Source Victoria Opens Back Door to Office

OpenDocument and OOXMLMicrosoft says that they're not yet willing to support OpenDocument, but will do so if their customers demand it. It looks like they won't have to bother, because someone else is going to do the job for them.
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Shame on Corel

OpenDocument and OOXMLWhat do you do when the chance of a lifetime comes along to break out of the basement? If you're Corel, you stick your head in the sand.
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And Then There Were Three

WirelessWhat don't you need when you have two rival groups, each pushing their own standard within the IEEE 801.11n working group? A third, formed outside the IEEE, that says "take our proposal instead, or we'll go it alone."
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Supplementing David Berlind's Extensive Research: Who Said What When

OpenDocument and OOXMLDavid Berlind has done a great job of doing some deep digging on what the players knew, and when they knew it, as Massachusetts made its OpenDocument decision. I interviewed all of the same players (and more)while the decision was being made, and fill in some of the gaps.