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Four Nations Fight Microsoft Doc Standard

Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa and India target format

(Newser) - Four nations have appealed to stop the fast-track adoption of Microsoft’s Office Open XML file format as an international standard, a world standards body announced yesterday. Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa and India have all appealed. The exact reason is unknown, but many have complained that the March vote to... More »

Microsoft Document Format Faces Uphill Battle

International certification group struggles to agree on how to agree to discuss process

(Newser) - A meeting addressing concerns that has delayed Microsoft’s Office Open format from being adopted as an international standard since September went awry as delegates, in addition to studying the 6,000 pages of code, also battled over more than 1,000 points of order in an epic example of... More »

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