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ConsortiumInfo: And Now It's Microsoft's Turn Again

Mar 22, 2006, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Ever since the surprise announcement by the Massachusetts Information Technology Division last August that it planned to adopt the OpenDocument Format (ODF) and not the Microsoft XML Reference Schema (XMLRS), it's been a tennis tournament between those that support ODF and those that are fans of XMLRS.

"Less than three weeks ago, the ODF camp announced the formation of the ODF Alliance to promote and explain ODF to potential government users (its membership has already swollen from 39 founding members to 113 as of yesterday) and the launch only a few days later of the OASIS ODF Adopters Committee..."

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