UKUUG Court Case Falls at First Hurdle
The UK UNIX USER Group (UKUUG) looks likely to drop their legal challenge to Microsoft’s controversial international document standard because it doesn’t have the money to see the court case out.
Britain’s High Court refused the UKUUGs application for a judicial review into the UK’s endorsement of Microsoft’s application for it OOXML document standard to receive international certification, last Thursday.
Chairman for the group Alain Williams was clearly disappointed to announce the group does not have enough money – they need about £50,000 ($98,000US) – to cover the costs of their action. The UKUUG was looking for the High Court to consider that the British Standards Institution (BSI) had no grounds to vote in support of Microsoft at the International Standards Organisation.