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Poland Against MSOOXML

I hate to keep writing about Microsoft, since the company is just not doing anything very interesting (in a positive sense) anymore. However, their vendetta against ODF does have a big impact on open data formats and their standardization around the world. So far, MS has delayed ODF’s triumph, but it has not and probably will not be able to stop the inevitable.

On that topic, another national standards body will probably be voting against OOXML standardization: Poland. announces a technical committee has voted by 80% against accepting MSOOXML as a standard.

It’s never quite this simple, and in fact, the original committee that produced this vote had been reduced to an advisory role. Now it’s on to another committee to make the final decision. Let’s hope they follow the first!

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