"The response is from John Phillips, national standards officer,
"“Microsoft is an advocate for broad participation in
international standards. The great work of the JTC 1 SC 34
community has been both positive and highly productive. In reaching
consensus, our guiding principles remain focused on our customers,
partners, and the broader community.
"“Open XML was standardized after a thorough technical
review process in full collaboration with an unprecedented number
of interested parties. Now completely in JTC 1 SC 34 maintenance,
delegates from many countries are actively working on the future of
the ISO 29500 document format which is exactly what governments and
enterprises around the world were hoping to see happen as a result
of the standardization process."
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