[odf-discuss] Ecma Approves Office Open XML
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Sat Dec 9 17:01:17 EST 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> While I recognize that both are bad, I'm confident I would prefer a
> non-ISO OpenXML controlled by MS. For one, MS already has undue control
> over OXML, starting with the TC45 charter. Second, ISO status is too
Well, the control is a separate issue - they only have control until
it's ratified by ISO, that's the problem.
As for valuability of ISO status - my Government already requires the
Microsoft formats as part of the Government Interoperability Framework,
and that's without XML or ISO approval. ISO status is a convenient hook
to hang a decision; I'm not particularly convinced it's much more than that.
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