Strike One Against Microsoft

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Mar 4, 2008 3:56 AM EDT
Red Hat; By Michael Cunningham
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In our last blog posted on February 21, I proposed three test pitches for Microsoft to help judge the meaningfulness of its latest efforts to turn over a new leaf on interoperability. The first of these was to embrace the extant, multi-vendor ISO standard, ODF (Open Document Format) in lieu of its single vendor dominated efforts to create a new standard, OOXML (Office Open XML). The first pitch was thrown in Geneva last week at the ISO ballot resolution meetings on OOXML. And we can safely say: strike one!

[Michael also notes that the BRM was fully recorded in audio. I hope they get released within the next 30 days. - Sander]

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