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Microsoft's OOXML Endgame Revealed?

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| Why would Microsoft acknowledge ODF's victory? Given an insanely combative
| nature that for the last 30 years has seen the company fight on and on and
| on – often past the point of rationality - why on earth would Microsoft
| meekly concede that “ODF has clearly won?” Could it be because it plans is to
| *co-opt* that victory by taking over ODF itself through the ISO committee it
| effectively runs?
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...4&EntryId=1365

OASIS should stay away from the corruption that is ECMA, ISO, and Microsoft.


Recent:

ODF likely standard for e-governance

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| Open Document Format (ODF) could find its way as becoming an open standard
| for e-governance projects by the Indian government and help its supporters
| grab key government IT business, according to government officials and
| industry sources.
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http://sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=14764211


India's Draft Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance released

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| Once this policy is finalized, it will become a part of all future Requests
| for Proposals (RFPs). A committee has been constituted to review standards on
| the basis of the mandatory charecteristics required by this policy. The
| committee's report shows that according to this policy, ODF, OGG, W3C
| standards etc are some of the standards that meet all the mandatory criteria
| for open standards. OOXML, MPEG etc *do not* meet these mandatory criteria.
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http://osindia.blogspot.com/2008/09/...-released.html
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