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..."