Critics Skeptical That Microsoft Will Be Able To Alter Vote On OOXML

“Microsoft is putting a positive face on the International
Standards Organization’s vote against Office Open XML as a document
standard, saying it has only a short ways to go to overcome
objections and win final approval next February or March. But Linux
Foundation CEO Jim Zemlin and other observers aren’t so sure.

“Microsoft lost a close vote over the Labor Day weekend to fast
track its proposal that OOXML become a standard. There are now so
many objections to OOXML on the record that losing the fast track
vote may mean Microsoft has missed its best opportunity to get
OOXML approved…”

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