Monday, March 31, 2008

Many more Countries saying YES to OpenXML- Results Today !

The final results of the OOXML standardization debate are expected to be announced by ISO on Monday March 31, As we look back now many countries have said YES to OpenXML changing their previous stand. Unfortunately India said NO. Check out an interesting post about it at : Witness the Academia - Industry divide! This was inspite of Indian IT majors like Infosys, NASSCOM,TCS and Wipro voting YES for it.

But Countries like Norway, South Korea, Denmark , Finland, Czech have now said YES for OpenXML.

HP is also in favor of OpenXML.

Read all about it at Brian Jones: Open XML Formats

I hope now the FUD campaign and process attacks from the anti-Open XML group will reduce now. Let us wait and watch the final results of this voting which will be declared later today.

UPDATE : ISO to announce Microsoft Open XML result on Wednesday, 2nd April.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.

"Because ISO needs first to inform its worldwide membership of national standards bodies of these results, a press release on this subject will be issued on Wednesday, 2 April, 2008," ISO spokesman Roger Frost said in an e-mail message.

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