[ubuntu-in] OOXML Fails in ISO Fast-track Attempt

ramnarayan.k at gmail.com ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 11:41:50 BST 2007

Interim Good news !!


The much maligned attempt by Microsoft to fast-track ISO acceptance of
its proposed OOXML standard has been rejected. Note that this doesn’t
mean that OOXML is dead in terms of eventual acceptance by the ISO, but
rather the fast-track process is dead. Andy Updegrove, as usual, has
given his excellent analysis of the situation. Amusingly, he included a
copy of Microsoft’s Pollyanna press release, which pitches the OOXML
defeat as “strong global support for Open XML.”

The usual suspects have their own take on the news, including Slashdot
and Groklaw.

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