Thursday, May 29, 2008

InternetNews Realtime IT News - South Africa Appeal Puts OOXML's OK on Hold

The saga continues -- at least for a little while longer

You didn't really believe that the epic process of standardizing Microsoft's Office file formats had ended, did you?

Last week, Martin Kuscus, CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), formally appealed the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ratification of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office Open XML (OOXML) as a standard for document interchange.

The appeal puts the format's standards status on hold and possibly in jeopardy.

InternetNews Realtime IT News - South Africa Appeal Puts OOXML's OK on Hold

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