Shame on IBM - No presence at the Microsoft Office ODF Workshop

July 30 2008

One of the many shocks of the day at the Microsoft Office ODF Workshop is that no one from IBM is here. I know they were invited as the entire ODF Technical Council and OASIS groups were invited. I see folks from Novell and other companies. But not official IBM presence. Now, this might have just been a scheduling issue, but someone should have been here. Microsoft is running an event showing off Alpha code of Office 2007 SP2 without a NDA. They are being incredibly open (maybe more open than I have ever seen them) and IBM has no part in the conversation. Shame on you IBM.

3 Responses to “Shame on IBM - No presence at the Microsoft Office ODF Workshop”

  1. 1) Richard Schwartz says:

    John: your blog is putting up a prompt when I open this page:

    'A username and password are being requested by { Link } The site says: "Twitter API"'

  2. 2) Keith Brooks says:


    What if IBM people are there just not as IBM? Maybe as a BP like yourself?

    Just giving the benefit of the douobt.

    Of course just who MS invited and who got it are 2 very different things in a company of 300,000.

    Remember Luis Suarez ended up in Boston and Ed didn't even know they had the event!

  3. 3) John Head says:

    there are about 20 non-IBM people here Keith .. I am very sure

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