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New Zealand Casts NO on Open XML Vote

Aug 31, 2007, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"Standards New Zealand have casted a 'NO' vote on the proposal to adopt the Open XML draft Standard as an international Standard.

"'After considerable discussion and input from key New Zealand stakeholders, a large number of whom opposed publication of the document as an international Standard in it's current form, the Standards Council have concluded that the best vote for New Zealand is 'no',' said Grant Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Standards New Zealand..."

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