Microsoft won't commit to the open document standard it's pushing so hard

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Sep 25, 2007 3:03 PM EDT
Techworld; By Frank Hayes
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Consider this from Brian Jones, a Microsoft manager who has worked on OOXML for six years. In July, Jones was asked on his blog whether Microsoft would actually commit to conform to an officially standardised OOXML. His response: “It’s hard for Microsoft to commit to what comes out of Ecma [the European standards group that has already OK’d OOXML] in the coming years, because we don’t know what direction they will take the formats." Now that’s cynical.

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