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ConsortiumInfo: Microsoft Joins the ODF/ISO Reconciliation Committee

Mar 22, 2006, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"A few days ago, I got an email from someone with news of an interesting development in the ongoing ODF saga. The essence of the tip was this: a few days ago, Microsoft joined a very small subcommittee called 'V1 Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface.' And it just so happens that this small subcommittee (six companies--including Microsoft) is the entity charged with reconciling the votes that are being cast in the ISO vote to adopt the OASIS OpenDocument Format.

"The reason why this is significant bears a bit of explaining, because the global standard setting infrastructure is rather complex, and also has a bit of history that is worth understanding..."

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