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TechCentral: Sirim Pulls Plug on Format Fight

Apr 06, 2007, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Standards body Sirim Bhd has stopped a feud between IBM Malaysia and Microsoft Malaysia over competing technologies in this country.

"Datuk Dr Mohamad Ariffin Aton, Sirim chief executive, has suspended the process for approving the Open Document Format (ODF), which is backed by IBM Corp, as a Malaysian standard. A competing format is OpenXML, currently used only in Microsoft Corp's Office suite of desktop products..."

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