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Microsoft's ooXML Is On the Ropes in Europe: IBM

May 17, 2007, 18:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Is ooXML, Microsoft's new documents standard on the ropes in Europe? Absolutely, according to one of IBM's prominent technology and intellectual property spokespersons. Like other areas that are starting to seriously bug Microsoft, open document standards go to the heart of eliminating the software company's proprietary lock-in.

"Ari Fishkind, public affairs manager IBM Technology & Intellectual Property, believes that Microsoft's new ooXML ocument standard is now in serious doubt of gaining widespread acceptance worldwide and particularly in Europe..."

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