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OOXML Standard Likely Approved; Official Word Tomorrow

Reuters: ISO to Announce Microsoft Open XML Result
Wednesday

“The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said
it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support
needed to have its document format made into a global industry
standard.

“‘Because ISO needs first to inform its worldwide membership of
national standards bodies of these results, a press release on this
subject will be issued on Wednesday, 2 April, 2008,’ ISO spokesman
Roger Frost said in an e-mail message…”


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ConsortiumInfo: OOXML Approval Reported to have Passed

“Open Malaysia has posted a final update of their vote registry,
based upon an email from the OpenDoc Society to which is attached
what they say are the final numbers on the OOXML vote. The document
looks authentic, and I should have an independent verification some
time this morning. You can see the final totals reflected in the
Open Malaysia chart, which can be found here. The summary in the
document reads as follows…”


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