Open XML Support By IBM

Having been out all last week, I seem to have missed the opportunity to communicate about the fact that IBM is supporting Open XML in IBM Lotus Quickr, IBM Websphere Portal, IBM DB2 Content Manager v8.4, and IBM DB2 9 pureXML. Computerworld commented on this as well. If National Bodies are trying to determine the…

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Keep The Important Things In Mind

Last week was one of the more stressful weeks of my life. The result has been a reminder of what is important. My father went through open heart surgery and has come out of it fine, but there was a day of “complications” which added a wrinkle or two to my face. I am certainly…

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There are NO intellectual property rights issues with Open XML

One of the interesting pieces of FUD floating around out there about Open XML is that there are IP issues with it and that is why countries should reconsider yes votes etc. etc. This is a factually wrong line of logic, and one that has been perpetuated throughout the process because most people a) don’t…

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Document Format Junky Alert – New Blogger On The Block

Gray Knowlton from the Office product team is now blogging, and it is interesting stuff for any document format junkie out there. I’ve known Gray for a few years now and have come to respect him for many reasons. He is patient and thoughtful in his approach to issues, and he is really sharp. I’m…

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A New Web Site for the New Year

Happy New Year to those of you who regularly read this blog. I have been on vacation and promised myself that I would stay away from my blog and other work. But, back to things. I have a grab-bag of items that may be of interest to some of you. www.microsoft.com/standards The first is something…

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