"Weeks away from a crucial International Organization for
Standardization vote in Geneva on the ratification of Microsoft's
proposed Office Open XML standard, the software giant is engaged in
a last-ditch campaign to convince the wider industry that its
endeavors are in the best interests of users.
"After its first attempt to have Office Open XML (OOXML)
approved as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
standard failed in September, the software giant has spared no
expense to ensure that it succeeds at the ballot resolution meeting
ZDNet Australia: Microsoft Accuses IBM of OOXML Smear
"Microsoft executives have accused IBM of single-handedly
leading an effort to block the software giant from having its
Office Open XML standard approved by the International Standards
"After initially being rejected in September 2007, Microsoft has
a second chance to have its next generation document format become
an international standard in February at a Ballot Resolution
Meeting in Geneva..."
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