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U.S. Will Likely Vote Yes on OOXML

Aug 29, 2007, 15:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)

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"After looking questionable earlier this summer, Microsoft will likely get the U.S.'s vote on its pitch to make Office Open XML (OOXML) an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard.

"Meanwhile, the cut-off date for the final vote tally as to whether it will become a recognized ISO standard looms this coming Sunday, Sept. 2. However, the final results will likely not be decided until early next year.

"A yes vote by the U.S. is viewed almost symbolically as a requirement for long-term success of the proposal. The U.S. group is slated to meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to finalize its vote..."

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