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

“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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