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ISO heads reject OOXML appeals

July 10th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: , ,

ISO and the IEC heads recommend rejecting appeals against process to ratify Microsoft’s OOXML.

PDF now an ISO standard

July 4th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Adobe Systems hands over format maintenance to international standards body

Pressure mounts as Brazil appeals OOXML

May 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Brazil has become the latest country to appeal against the ISO’s ratification of Microsoft’s OOXML document format as a international standard. In a damning letter to the international standards body yesterday, the Brazilian national body says that the ballot resolution meeting was flawed and processes were pushed through.

Norwegians protest OOXML, quote SA minister

April 9th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: , , ,

South Africa’s minister of public service and administration, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, took centre stage at a protest march in Norway today. The march was held to protest alleged irregularities in the ratification of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) document format as an ISO standard last week. Sections of a speech, given by the minister ahead of […]

Microsoft claims OOXML standards win

April 2nd, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

International standards body ISO is expected to announce the formal adoption of the Microsoft-backed OOXML document standard today but already the news of Microsoft’s victory is filtering through.