rolfc (842110) writes "The swedish national radio reveals that the judge in the Pirate Bay trial is a member of "Svenska föreningen för upphovsrätt (SFU)", the Swedish association for immaterial rights and "Svenska föreningen för industriellt rättsskydd (SFIR)" Swedish association for industrial rights that also works for stronger immaterial rights. Besides that he work for the foundation.SE together with Monique Wadstedt, laywer for the hollywood companies in the trial.
rolfc (842110) writes ""The two ISO and IEC technical boards have given the go-ahead to publish ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology — Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard after appeals by four national standards bodies against the approval of the document failed to garner sufficient support."
The fact that the standard is flawed, the fact that the ISO process is flawed and the fact that everyone know why, doesn't stop ISO.
Gunnar (842110) writes "Yesterday, the news came that Microsoft had rigged the Swedish SIS vote on OOXML. Today a mail from Microsoft to the partners has leaked, where Microsoft expect from their partners to show up att the vote, they would have to pay the 17000 SEK, but in return they were promised extra market subsidies and extra support in form of Microsoft resources.
rolfc (842110) writes "The OMXgroup, maker of systems for financial markets says in Computer Sweden that their next generation of software, Genium, will run on Linux since the customers demand it. The article in Swedish states that it is not the technical differences that is the reason but the fact that it is an open and competitive platform, and their customers has given clear signals that they want to run Linux."