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Unix beardies sue BSI over OOXML

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A BAND OF BRITISH British Unix beardies has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard.

The UK Unix User Group has demanded a judicial review over the British Standard's Institute's backing of Microsoft's document standard in its application for fast-track approval by the International Standards Organisation.

The UKUUG has demanded the BSI withdraw its vote in support of Microsoft, and revisit its own decision again to back the software giant's standard.

The beardies maintain that the procedure by which the BSI decided to support Microsoft's standard was flawed, and that the ISO vote to fast-track OOXML was void.

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It's just the beginning.

More here and here. It's just the beginning. Thanks for covering this, Susan. It's more important than people realise.

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