Patent Threat Looms Large Over OOXML
Aug 20, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"The New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS) has grave concerns
about the draft Office Open XML (OOXML) standard currently being
'fast tracked' through the ISO.
"'If OOXML goes through as an ISO standard, the IT industry,
government and business will encumbered with a 6000-page
specification peppered with potential patent liabilities' said
NZOSS President Don Christie.