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Groklaw: ISO Rejects MSOOXML

Groklaw announces that Office Open XML is Disapproved.

“So what does it mean? If you try to fast track an unbaked format, tech folks will notice it’s not done yet.”

The official press release from the ISO confirmed it late on the morning of September 4:

“A ballot on whether to publish the draft standard ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology – Office Open XML file formats, as an International Standard by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) has not achieved the required number of votes for approval.”

PJ also links to some of the press coverage, including this Wall Street Journal piece. (I could only read the intro, since I’m not a member…)

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