[odf-discuss] Ecma Approves Office Open XML
marbux at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 19:22:24 EST 2006
On 12/8/06, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/8/06, Pete Harlow <peter.harlow at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ecma International Approves Office Open XML as Worldwide Industry
> Will someone please give me a reason to be hopeful and not blow my brains
> out over this news? I'm being facetious, of course, but geez, I just didn't
> need bad news like this.
This isn't bad news. In fact it isn't news at all. Totally expected.
But approach it as a lawyer. This is only Exhibit 1 to Microsoft's
Motion for ISO to Certify EOOXML As an International Standard, filed
ahead of the motion, which will be pro forma.
Now Microsoft is nailed into a position by its evidence. A lot of
people have been preparing for this moment. There are going to be more
than a few revelations being made in the coming days (he said,
The controlling law is linked in footnote 1 on this page.
voting delegates are bound by it. EOOXML is non-interoperable. Without
interoperability there is no substitutability of software. EOOXML is
an "unnecessary obstacle to international trade."
Focus on that phrase over the coming days and thou shalt see the Light. :-)
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