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RE : [CRITICAL] A petition about OOXML (M$ Office Open XML)

I have just sign it after reading your email.
Allah yjazik bikair.

--- Ossama Khayat <okhayat at yahoo dot com> a crit :

> Salam all,
> Microsoft is proposing to ISO to make its standard OOXML an ISO
> standard. If
> you haven't heard about OOXML, it's a standard (as M$ claims) that is
> used in
> Office 2007, which is the worst ever, and moreover XML incompatible!
> So, it is
> very important at least to read the petition[1], get an idea about
> this
> proposal, sign the petition, and tell the others!
> Another critical issue to know about OOXML is that it "ignores the
> fact that
> the week-end is not Saturday and Sunday in the Muslim world, other
> Muslims
> countries"!! More here[2].
> What to do now? For webmasters and site owners, you can use this
> page[3] as
> support against this move. For LUGs, we need to arrange for our local
> countries
> and make seminars or whatever that can be done to raise people's
> awareness.
> But what is the alternative? There is already a standard called ODF
> (Open
> Document Format) which is also an XML standard used in OpenOffice.org
> and is a
> free ISO standard that can be implemented without being liable to M$
> or any
> other. More info here.[4]
> More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML
> [1] http://www.noooxml.org/petition
> [2] http://www.noooxml.org/muslims
> [3] http://www.noooxml.org/banners
> [4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument
> - Ossama
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