ConsortiumInfo: Final OpenXML Approval Draft May be Posted by Ecma on Monday
Oct 06, 2006, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"According to a short 'Tech Informer'; article just posted at
CIO.com, Ecma, the European IT standards organization on Monday may
post 'as early as Monday,' the final approval draft of OpenXML, the
document format specification contributed to Ecma by Microsoft in
an effort to counter the momentum behind the OASIS and ISO adopted
ODF. However, the earliest date upon which Ecma could hold an
approval vote would be during its December 7-8 General Assembly
meeting, according to the same article.
"ODF was adopted by OASIS in May of 2005, and the voting window
that resulted in ODF's approval by ISO, the International
Organization for Standardization, closed on May 1 of 2006..."