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Microsoft Lays Case, Blames IBM for OOXML Woes

Jan 30, 2008, 13:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Winterford)

CNET News: Microsoft Makes Last-Gasp OOXML Push

"Weeks away from a crucial International Organization for Standardization vote in Geneva on the ratification of Microsoft's proposed Office Open XML standard, the software giant is engaged in a last-ditch campaign to convince the wider industry that its endeavors are in the best interests of users.

"After its first attempt to have Office Open XML (OOXML) approved as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard failed in September, the software giant has spared no expense to ensure that it succeeds at the ballot resolution meeting in February..."

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ZDNet Australia: Microsoft Accuses IBM of OOXML Smear Campaign

"Microsoft executives have accused IBM of single-handedly leading an effort to block the software giant from having its Office Open XML standard approved by the International Standards Organisation.

"After initially being rejected in September 2007, Microsoft has a second chance to have its next generation document format become an international standard in February at a Ballot Resolution Meeting in Geneva..."

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