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  • Microsoft Office Open XML


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  • Therefore the Open Source Foundation of India feels that OOXML is an April Fool's Day joke played on the whole world and is a very sad outcome for open standards.

    Archive 2008-04-02

  • Both, open source and open standards are inclusive movements and therefore the rejection of OOXML is a great victory for those who campaign for the users freedom to encode and decode their data.

    Archive 2007-10-17

  • At 6000 pages OOXML is too long and too opaque to be implemented by third parties.

    Archive 2007-10-17

  • This is an extraordinary testimony to the havoc wrought by Microsoft on parts of ISO through its attempts to get OOXML aka ECMA 376 fast-tracked:

    Dysfunctional ISO - Courtesy of Microsoft

  • - XML specialist Alex Brown, who was involved in the ISO standardisation of Microsoft's Open XML - still perhaps best known as OOXML - says Microsoft has failed to honour the commitments it made when the standard was approved.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • The first defect reports on ISO / IEC 29500 (aka OOXML) were addressed, and fixes agreed

    Where is there an end of it?

  • The format used for storage of documents will affect our lives for decades to come, and it is imperative that standards such as OOXML are given a rigorous review rather than being rubber-stamped by BSI.

    UKUUG Not OK with BSI's OOXML OK

  • ยท Basic import and export support for the OpenDocument Format ( "OOXML") format was added, focussing on standard spreadsheet content and charts.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • His ability to stay focused and highlight the right point at the right time went a long way in ensuring that the loopholes in ISO's processes were not exploited by the proponents of OOXML.

    Digital Sovereignty

  • Apart from Jaijit and Ashish, there were countless bureaucrats and policy makers who deserve enormous credit for ensuring that Microsoft did not ride roughshod over India's policy making bodies, but that will have to wait for another day when I have the time to write a lengthy post on how the OOXML battle was won. the time being, let me end by agreeing with Jaijit's statement that,

    Digital Sovereignty


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