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IBM Responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "Technically Inferior"

Feb 05, 2008, 14:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is leading a fight against truly open standards.

"As governments around the world begin to establish IT procurement policies that favor open standards, the stakes in the document format dispute are rising..."

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