Saturday, March 01, 2008

MOO-XML: not quite dead yet

It looks like ISO are ridding themselves of the MOO-XML (Microsoft Office Open - XML) format embarrassment:

Groklaw - OOXML Fails to Get Majority Approval at BRM - Updated 2Xs

... but I think we can expect some last minute squirming and manipulation as Microsoft desparately try to salvage their attempt to undermine ODF with their proprietary format.

Microsoft dread having to compete on merit, but perhaps it would do them some good if they were forced to do so rather than continuing to abuse their monopoly position in the market.

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