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Nice Standard You've Got There (Hate to See You Use It...)

May 18, 2007, 13:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"My, my, how's anyone with a blog supposed to get his day job done this week? Bob Sutor at IBM just sent me this link to his writeup on Microsoft's latest press release, titled (the press release, that is), 'Microsoft Votes for Choice.' The lead paragraph reads:

"Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has voted to support the addition of OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.0 to the nonexclusive American National Standards list. The vote took place as part of a process managed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

"That's a good thing, right? Well, yes, it is, as far as the vote goes. But when was the last time you saw a vendor issue a press release about one of the many standards votes it casts on an ongoing basis...?"

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