India Rejects Microsoft’s OOXML Format

“The BIS LITD 15 Committee has rejected Microsoft’s document
format OOXML. According to sources, out of 19 members, five of them
did not attend the meeting, one of them abstained, five voted in
favour of OOXML and the rest voted against. The meeting took place
today in Delhi at the BIS office.

“Microsoft has released a statement which says, ‘While we are
disappointed with the decision of the BIS LITD 15 committee, we are
very encouraged by the support of IT industry players like NASSCOM,
TCS, Wipro and Infosys who voted in favour of Open XML becoming an
ISO standard…'”