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Standards Australia Defends Its Decision to Abstain from OOXML Vote

Sep 13, 2007, 14:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Hendry)

"Standards Australia has defended it's decision to abstain from the ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) ballot to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an international standard, saying Australia still has a chance to approve or disapprove the vote.

"Alistair Tegart, program manager at Standards Australia, said that the Communications, IT and e-Commerce Standards Sector Board--those responsible for approving Australia's vote--will reconsider the viability of a revised position at its next meeting in October..."

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