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Be happy with IBM in this case. If it were not for them, Microsoft would have been able to bribe it's way to/buy a standard, and it would have been in our worst interest.


Microsoft: IBM masterminded OOXML failure

Brett Winterford ZDNet Australia
Published: 30 Jan 2008 08:31 GMT


Microsoft executives have accused IBM of single-handedly leading an effort to block the software giant from having its Office Open XML standard approved by the International Organization for Standardization.

After initially being rejected by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in September 2007, Microsoft has a second chance for its next-generation document format to become an international standard in February at a ballot resolution meeting in Geneva.
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Craig Wiseman January 30th, 2008 07:09:17 AM

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