Thursday, May 29, 2008

South Africa protests Microsoft OOXML format

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South Africa may also have been swayed by arguments from Sun and IBM, said Rob Helm, director of research at the independent group Directions on Microsoft.

The ISO OOXML process was "politically charged," Helm said in an interview. "All the vendors involved lobbied the national bodies heavily."

But, Helm said, conjectures aside, South Africa's complaint raises valid points.

South Africa protests Microsoft OOXML format

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