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Microsoft, OOXML and the ISO: the Response

Jul 22, 2009, 22:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"The response is from John Phillips, national standards officer, Microsoft UK:

"“Microsoft is an advocate for broad participation in international standards. The great work of the JTC 1 SC 34 community has been both positive and highly productive. In reaching consensus, our guiding principles remain focused on our customers, partners, and the broader community.

"“Open XML was standardized after a thorough technical review process in full collaboration with an unprecedented number of interested parties. Now completely in JTC 1 SC 34 maintenance, delegates from many countries are actively working on the future of the ISO 29500 document format which is exactly what governments and enterprises around the world were hoping to see happen as a result of the standardization process."

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