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Louis Suarez-Potts: OOXML Has Zero Effect On ODF

May 13, 2008, 14:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Swapnil Bhartiya)

"Q: What was your spontaneous reaction when the ISO approved OOXML?

"Louis : Spontaneous? The process was not a spontaneous one; the decision not cut and dried; the event singular. So my reaction was not the result of a sudden news event. Rather, it was based on the understanding of the logic and logistics of the process and of the individuals participating and the issues at stake. I am disappointed that a format that has received as much criticism as OOXML did, was approved in the manner it was approved. But I am also aware that there is no 'last word' here; and am also glad that the ODF, which OOo uses, was approved by the ISO in such a clean, open, and thoroughly uncontroversial fashion..."

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