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ongoing: Smart EC

Sep 27, 2004, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Bray)

"Because of the way ongoing works I need fairly short headlines, which is a pity, because for this piece I wanted to use The European Commission Makes Extremely Smart Moves Concerning Open XML-Based Office Document Formats and Browbeats Vendors Deftly; As a Result the Open Office XML Format Will Probably Become an ISO Standard.

"This story started for me back in March when an OpenOffice team and a Microsoft team were invited to present to the European Commission on the relative merits of their XML-based office document formats. You can read about the arguments here and what the EC's response was here and if you care about these things and haven't already, you probably should..."

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