[SATLUG] Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Tue Sep 4 12:21:12 CDT 2007
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> > In today's NYTimes:
> > Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote
> > By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN
> > Amid intense lobbying, Microsoft is expected to squeak out
> > a victory this week to have its open document format,
> > Office Open XML, recognized as an international standard.
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/technology/04soft.html?th&emc=th
> The NY Times got it wrong.
No kidding! That's good news, it's good the MS standard did not pass
(yet). In all fairness, the NYT didn't say that the final count was
available at the time their article went to press. In addition, not all
is said and done here, members can still change their negative votes
after reviewing the comments, something the NYT pointed out as well.
So we'll have to wait a bit longer to see what the final outcome will
be. Is another standard (that of OpenOffice) considered as an alternative?
> -- Bruce
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