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Microsoft Sees OOXML Stalled Due to International Appeals
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 13:20

Jason Mick (Blog) - June 11, 2008 9:06 AM

"The more you tighten your grip the more star systems will slip through your fingers"

Microsoft's hopes of controlling the open document world were nearing fruition after the International Standards Organization finally certified its OOXML standard at the start of April. The ISO had already ratified ODF, the competitive open-source format from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) used heavily in Linux, but Microsoft faced a lengthy struggle to try to get its own format recognized. Without certification it would be tough to push the format as a legitimate open document option.   [Comments...]


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