What's New: ISO rejects Microsoft's Open XML Document Format

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) voted to reject Microsoft's Office Open XML document format (OOXML). The competing Open Document Format (ODF) is already an ISO standard and most objections published so far seem to center around incompatibility issues with ODF. Standards bodies voting against OOXML can submit their objections, which the ISO committee must reconcile before the next vote, in early 2008. An increasing number of government bodies have mandated the use of document formats that comply with open international standards, possibly eliminating Microsoft Office as a possible software solution.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2007 10:05 am CDT

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