Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 22:19 UTC
Microsoft Alex Brown, the convener of ISO's OOXML subcommittee (SC34), criticized Microsoft last week for failing to properly support the standard in Office 2010. Brown declared that Microsoft's office format was "heading for failure" due to the growing number of unresolved technical deficiencies and Microsoft's own apparent lack of interest in implementing ISO's revised version of the standard. Microsoft technical evangelist Doug Mahugh responded on Wednesday in an effort to clarify Microsoft's intentions for OOXML support. He said that Microsoft is strongly committed to the standard and plans to achieve full compliance with the ISO-approved specification. He explained that Microsoft was unable to support strict OOXML compliance in Office 2010 due to various logistical issues and time constraints.
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not honest anyway
by aargh on Thu 8th Apr 2010 16:33 UTC
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Going to ISO with OOXML was only for marketing anyway, they didn't originally mean to eat their own dogfood (dogfood which was changed by the ISO process, of course).

Edited 2010-04-08 16:34 UTC

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