Wednesday, 29 August 2007

NyT: "Microsoft admits SiS voting coup"

Summary from an NyT article: (roughly)
Microsoft admits that it's behind the SiS voting coup that resulted in proposing the OOXML document format as a standard.

- Mistakes have been done at our end, says Klas Hammar, Microsoft.
Klas goes on to say that this action was done by a "individual employee" and that the action "was not authorized" by Microsoft.

I think this speaks for itself...

Update 17:25: the following people from Microsoft were present at the SiS meeting on Monday:
  • Jonas Persson, technical director
  • Klas Hammar, business area director
  • Peter Centellini
I'm sure they were all "individual employees" and had no clue what happened at the meeting...

2 comments:

Unknown said...

What was this meeting and where did you get the information?

David Vuorio said...

I clarified it, thanks.

This is based on a list of present members that I received from SiS.