OOXML now a ISO standard

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The ISO/IEC confirmed this morning that Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) has been approved as an international standard, leaving the Open Document Format (ODF) lobby raging about alleged voting irregularities.

The International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) finally posted a press release today officially confirming what was already widely known, that Microsoft bagged 75 per cent of the votes, enough to see its Office 2007 file format given the thumbs-up.

The decision follows February's ballot resolution meeting in Geneva, where delegates from 87 national bodies were given the opportunity to review comments and change their stance after voting to reject OOXML last autumn. It will come as a massive blow to advocates of ISO-approved ODF.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

so just like there is a fight between linux and windows users, there will be fight between ooxml and odf users.

Good that we dont have to stick to office 2007 as open office 3 will have ooxml support.

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