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What Happened in Germany

“Heise is reporting now that there is an uproar over how the
OOXML vote was handled in Germany. That happened in Switzerland
too, where two formal objections have been filed. Portugal was a
bit of a mess too, from reports we’ve heard. Now the same kinds of
complaints are being heard from Germany.

“It looks like Germany is the new Portugal, actually. You do
remember how in Portugal IBM and Sun were not allowed in the room
because it was allegedly ‘too small’ despite having empty chairs?
Well, in Germany, Google and Deutsche Telekom were allowed in the
room but were not allowed to vote, heise says. Something about
allegedly signing up too late and how they might not know enough
about the issues therefore. This is turning into a not-so-funny
joke…”

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