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IPR, Trade Barriers and Open Document Formats: China Learns its Lessons Well

Dec 24, 2007, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"One of the topics I'm behind writing on is the state of IPR concerns and standard setting in China in general, and the current status of UOF--China's 'Uniform Office Document Format' entry in the document format sweepstakes--in particular. I recently spoke at two conferences in Beijing, and got back up to speed in this regard direct from the source...

"While ODF and OOXML continue to generate news and heat, the progress of UOF has proceeded with much less fanfare and reportage. I gave a keynote presentation called the Beijing 2007 Open Standards International Conference, and also moderated a panel on IPR and interoperability. That conference was organized by the dominant software industry standards association in China, the Changfeng Open Standards Platform Alliance, and was co-sponsored by the China National Institute of Standardization and the China Electronic Standardization Institute. Several panels were dedicated entirely or in part to open document formats..."

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