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Critics Skeptical That Microsoft Will Be Able To Alter Vote On OOXML

Sep 06, 2007, 15:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft is putting a positive face on the International Standards Organization's vote against Office Open XML as a document standard, saying it has only a short ways to go to overcome objections and win final approval next February or March. But Linux Foundation CEO Jim Zemlin and other observers aren't so sure.

"Microsoft lost a close vote over the Labor Day weekend to fast track its proposal that OOXML become a standard. There are now so many objections to OOXML on the record that losing the fast track vote may mean Microsoft has missed its best opportunity to get OOXML approved..."

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