[Linux-aus] Interesting Article about INCITS vote
admin at olpsc.org
Sun Aug 19 13:39:07 UTC 2007
"...The seven nay votes do not necessarily denote opposition to OOXML as a
standard, although IBM's position on that matter is certainly part of the
By patenting a layout element, IBM contends, Microsoft may be forcing a
standard for which its own development team is the principal, to depend not
on vendor-neutral technology but upon the will - and the existence - of one
IBM's argument could be the standards-body equivalent of lawyers for the
defense sewing among the jury seeds for reasonable doubt. Today, it appears
some of those seeds may have germinated."
"It's all about standards"
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