Featured Articles

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Intel will do something that it never did before. It will release two processor generations at once in the desktop space.…

More...
ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

British chip designer ARM has just signed off its 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit…

More...
Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Just a few years ago we had two market segments for business users. We had desktops and notebooks and now Intel…

More...
GTA 5 will make November release

GTA 5 will make November release

While we have continued to hear that Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC will not…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 11:04

60 data experts protest against Microsoft's format

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Norwegian IT revolt


More
than 60 data experts staged a rare and noisy street demonstration in downtown Oslo to protest against Microsoft's new  document format as an international standard.

The International Standards Organisation voted in favor of using Microsoft's Office Open XML, or OOXLM, format as a world standard, despite claims by opponents that it locks out competitors and forces people to keep buying Microsoft products.

The  Oslo protest was called by Steve Pepper, who stepped down as Chairman of the Standards Norway Committee after he was outvoted in a decision for Norway to support Open XML.

"People shouldn't have to pay money to Microsoft to be able to read my documents," he said.

He said there was already a good ISO standard, called OpenDocument Format, or ODF, that allows documents to be opened by programs from different software companies.
Last modified on Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:59

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments