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IT Week: Sun Slams Ecma's OpenXML OK

Dec 12, 2006, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Veitch)

"Office OpenXML was approved as the Ecma 376 standard on 7 December after a committee process that included representatives of Apple, Intel, Novell and Toshiba, as well as non-vendors such as the British Library.

"However, IBM voted against standardisation, with vice-president for open-source and standards Bob Sutor claiming that the process was 'nothing more than 'standardising' Microsoft's formats for its own products.' Sun and IBM both support Open Document Format (ODF), a rival XML-based effort..."

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