ISO takes up Open XML-ODF 'harmonization' as Norwegians protest

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 11, 2008 12:14 PM EDT
ZDNet Asia; By Martin LaMonica
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The ISO has taken over control of the Open XML specification and started a committee to consider harmonization with the OpenDocument Format (ODF). Wednesday was the last day that all resolutions to the new standard, called ISO/IEC 29500, were accepted, according to Brian Jones, a program manager for office at Microsoft who has been involved in the standardization process.

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So at last we learn the "why". Bob_Robertson 7 1,106 Apr 11, 2008 11:17 PM

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