Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote - New York Times

Did anyone seriously expect Microsoft to not avail itself of the opportunity to lobby? 

Amid intense lobbying, Microsoft is expected to squeak out a victory this week to have its open document format, Office Open XML, recognized as an international standard, people tracking the vote said Monday.

The move would help Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, maintain its competitive advantage in the expanding field of open document formats.

Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote - New York Times

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