If you can't argue, bribe

CIO.com reports:

Microsoft admitted Wednesday that an employee at its Swedish subsidiary offered monetary compensation to partners for voting in favor of the Office Open XML document format’s approval as an ISO standard.
 
Microsoft said the offer, when discovered, was quickly retracted and that its Sweden managers voluntarily notified the SIS, the national standards body.
 
„We had a situation where an employee sent a communication via e-mail that was inconsistent with our corporate policy,” said Tom Robertson, general manager for interoperability and standards at Microsoft. „That communication had no impact on the final vote.”
Yeah, and the earth is flat. Microsoft trying the old „These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” and „There is no spoon”.

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