Microsoft Gets Second Shot at Open Standard by Reuters News

February 2008
Red Herring;2/25/2008, p5
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The article reports that the proposal of Microsoft Corp to have its Office Open XML document format made into an international standard were reconsidered by the delegates from 37 countries who met in Geneva, Switzerland in February 2008. The meeting, which was hosted by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), was designed to establish a consensus after a preliminary vote on the proposal failed in 2007. Suggestions on the elements of the document format that need to be modified were offered by the delegates.


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