Got to love corporate influenced politics…

I friend of mine, Glenn Deans from Atlanta, forwarded this to me, asking me why I didn’t ask Steve Ballmer about this last week at the MVP Summit. 🙂
Anyways this post "The Norway Vote – What really happened" goes over how the VP of Standard Norway removed everyone from a voting process until the vote went the way he wanted!  This relates to Microsoft since the vote was for the OOXML standard (Office Open XML), which Microsoft created and is pushing for (criticism of it).  Microsoft has since turned the standard over to an independent committee, called Emca International.  The standard was intial based on an XML file storage format used by 1st by Excel in 2000 and is like the default format used by Office 2007.  (Based on my quick read of the wikipedia page about it.)
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