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U.S. Backs Open XML as ISO Vote Nears

Sep 02, 2007, 18:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Koman)

"Amid allegations of improper lobbying, the odds are looking good for Microsoft Relevant Products/Services's Open XML document format to win approval as a standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

"The U.S. representative group to the body voted Wednesday to approve the format on September 2. In a poll last week, the International Committee for Information Technology Standards voted 12-3 to cast a 'yes with comments' vote in favor of Open XML. Wednesday's ballot finalized that position..."

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