IPR, Trade Barriers and Open Document Formats: China Learns its Lessons Well
Dec 24, 2007, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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..."