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ISO Puts Out a Face-Saving (It Hopes) FAQ

Apr 16, 2008, 15:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Here's a new ISO FAQ that it hopes will convince you that it did a fine job handling the OOXML standards process. In it, it hints that it can withdraw approval of OOXML if Microsoft misbehaves about patents in the future:

"What about hidden patent issues?

"The ISO/IEC/ITU patent policy requires that licenses be available on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions to all patents needed to implement an ISO/IEC International Standard and/or ITU Recommendation, and that all identified patent owners make a declaration to that effect..."

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