CNET News: IBM Sits Out Office Document Standards Effort
Dec 21, 2005, 14:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)
"IBM does not intend to participate in an Ecma International
standards committee that is standardizing Microsoft Office document
formats, an IBM company executive said on Tuesday.
"As a member of the Geneva, Switzerland-based Ecma organization,
IBM can participate in the committee, called Ecma 45, which is
creating an internationally recognized standard from the XML-based
document formats used in the forthcoming Microsoft Office 12
product. Microsoft submitted the 1,900-page Office Open XML
specification to Ecma last week..."