Computers, Software

OOXML Rejected as Standard

Just an update, the International Standards Organization (ISO) has rejected Microsoft’s “fast track” attempt to make OOXML into a standard. Microsoft has only lost the “fast track” approach to labeling OOXML as a standard, with still a chance to succeed early next year. This particular move has also gathered a lot of negative attention for Microsoft as it is becoming evident that some of the votes were bought.

This is significant, as I have mentioned, because it will absolutely shape the technology landscape for the next decade. The days of vendor lock-in with obfuscated and undocumented file formats is quickly fading.

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