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India Rejects Microsoft's OOXML Format

Mar 20, 2008, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Swapnil Bhartiya)

"The BIS LITD 15 Committee has rejected Microsoft's document format OOXML. According to sources, out of 19 members, five of them did not attend the meeting, one of them abstained, five voted in favour of OOXML and the rest voted against. The meeting took place today in Delhi at the BIS office.

"Microsoft has released a statement which says, 'While we are disappointed with the decision of the BIS LITD 15 committee, we are very encouraged by the support of IT industry players like NASSCOM, TCS, Wipro and Infosys who voted in favour of Open XML becoming an ISO standard...'"

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