President of EU Academy for Standardisation Criticizes OOXML

“Here’s a story I wasn’t expecting, but some of you more
familiar with WTO rules perhaps were, a story that the president of
the European Academy for Standardisation, Tineke Egyedi, is
critical of OOXML being made a standard when ODF exists already,
and she believes duplicative standards conflict with WTO rules:

“Egyedi, a researcher of technical standards, at the Technical
University in Delft, the Netherlands, doubts whether ISO should
have a taken into consideration a second standard for electronic
documents at all…”