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Monday, June 2, 2008

The Three Knights of Open Source



Sometime back, I has talked about the OOXML standardization and the voting in ISO. ISO approved it in April 2008. But now, three of the member nations, South Africa, Brazil and India have filed an appeal.

The national standards organizations of these nations are challenging the flawed procedures in the ballot voting.

South Africa was the first to appeal. You can find of it here. Brazil announced its appeal soon after. It can be found here. Just before the deadline, India also filed its appeal. (I couldn’t find a copy anywhere. If anyone got a link, sent it to bonchibuji at gmail dot com).

Will they become the Three Knights of Open Source? Let’s wait and see what happens next.

Here's an update. Professor Deepak Phathak from IIT Bombay writes an open letter on OOXML happenings in India.



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