Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 22:00 UTC
Features, Office Massachusetts has proposed changing its standards policy to make room for Microsoft Office document formats. The state's Information Technology Division on Monday posted a draft proposal, part of a periodic revision to its overall technical architecture, to its Web site where it will be under review until July 20. If accepted, the policy update would list Office Open XML as acceptable 'open formats' for use by executive-branch state agencies. Office Open XML, also referred to as Ecma-376, are the XML-based file formats in Office 2007 that Microsoft standardized at Ecma International late last year.
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RE[2]: bah
by miserj on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
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"OOXML format is as much open and standard as any other. The fact that it is owned by Microsoft does not change anything."

True, it is a much better attempt than their previous one I give em that.

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