Microsoft ‘Pulls a Portugal’ in Ireland (Microsoft to Decide on… Microsoft) Posted in Microsoft, Deception, Standard, Open XML, Ecma, ISO at 2:03 pm by Roy Schestowitz A couple of weeks ago we wrote about irregularities in Portugal where Microsoft’s latest ‘felony’ was having a fox watch the henhouse. Analogies aside, Microsoft does everything it can to ensure that its own people are those who vote on its own specification (ECMA standard). There is a long track record of this and as disturbing as it is, rarely does anyone seem to intervene and put an end to it. At the moment, in Ireland, it appears as though the nation’s representative is — wait for it — a Microsoft employee! Once again, just like in Portugal, they get away with this, so No OOXML gives its readers a phone number for people to call and protest against the decision.