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Vote NO with comments (on DIS 29500 / OOXML)

Vote “No, with comments,” which is the JTC1-prescribed way of indicating “conditional approval” (JTC1 Directives (DOC, pops), Section 9.8) Recommend that OOXML be resubmitted as normal working item in JTC1/SC34: Split into a multi part standard: WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, DrawingML, Office Open Math Markup, VML, etc. Have each part progress independently, at its own speed, within …

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Greek OLPC localisation status

The Greek OLPC localisation effort is ongoing and here is a report of the current status. For discussions, reading discussion archives and commenting, please see the Greek OLPC Discussion Group. We are localising two components, the UI (User Interface) and applications of the OLPC, and the main website at http://www.laptop.org/ The UI is currently being …

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OOXML voting process and controversy

By the end of this month, the ITC 1/SC 34 Technical Committee (ISO) will be voting on whether to accept or not OOXML as an ISO standard. The voting countries (Participating countries) are   Brazil (ABNT) Bulgaria (BDS) China (SAC) Colombia (ICONTEC) Cyprus (CYS) Czech Republic (CNI) Côte-d’Ivoire (CODINORM) Denmark (DS) Finland (SFS) France (AFNOR) …

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GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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GUADEC Day #1

I am writing this in the morning of the second day (posted at the end of the second day). Just had breakfast and there is a bit of time before making it to the conference venue. Yesterday Sunday, was the first of the two days of warm-up for the GUADEC conference. At 11am the registration …

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Βομβάη

Αυτή τη στιγμή βρίσκομαι στο αεροδρόμιο της Βομβάης και περιμένω την επόμενη μου πτήση. Αυτή τη φορά χρειάζεται να περιμένω μόνο 5 ώρες αντί των 10 ωρών την προηγούμενη φορά. Τώρα μια τοπική εταιρία τηλεπικοινωνιών (Airtel) παρέχει δωρεάν σύνδεση στο διαδίκτυο στους ταξιδιώτες του αεροδρομίου. Για την ενεργοποίηση βάζετε το νούμερο του κινητού σας στο …

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