Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2005 12:35 UTC
Features, Office International technology standards organization Ecma voted Thursday to approve the creation of a technical committee to begin looking into standardization of Microsoft Office's Open XML document format. The effort has been backed by Apple, Intel and Toshiba. The vote to create the committee would have been unanimous, however OpenDocument supporter IBM voted against the proposal while HP abstained. Critics outside of Ecma questioned the organization's move to standardize what they consider to be a proprietary format. Micorsoft submitted its new Office format to Ecma a few weeks ago.
Permalink for comment 71018
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Off Topic
by lanjoe9 on Sun 11th Dec 2005 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Off Topic"
lanjoe9
Member since:
2005-10-08

[quote]Many of us just want a universal format to exchange documents in. It doesn't make an iota of difference which format it is, who developed it, or if it's able to be incorporated under the GPL or any other damn license. [/quote]

To be universal, it should be able to be incorporated by nearly any license. So not caring for that is a contradiction...

I hope OpenDocument wins, I like OpenOffice.org.

Reply Parent Score: 1