Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Microsoft's Open XML hits snag in standards process | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

More fun with politics and standards.  It's not the final word, however; see the article for more details. 

Rob Weir, an IBM employee and advocate of the rival OpenDocument format, on Sunday detailed in his blog the proceedings of a three-hour meeting of the committee, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Despite a number of Microsoft partners joining the committee in recent weeks, the committee did not approve recommending Open XML as an ISO standard, Weir said. He said that it failed to pass an "approval" vote by one committee member.

Microsoft's Open XML hits snag in standards process | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rob's quotes are false, they reached deadlock, not block or no.
see: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/

Peter said...

Thanks for the reality check; very unfortunate some people continue to counterproductively politicize the debate...