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IBM Responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "Technically Inferior"

Feb 05, 2008, 14:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is leading a fight against truly open standards.

"As governments around the world begin to establish IT procurement policies that favor open standards, the stakes in the document format dispute are rising..."

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