I shall not complain that much about what happened with OOXML. In fact, the act of standardizing OOXML has not really brought any significant advantages to OOXML. ODF is an ISO standard and so is OOXML. That’s what I call a draw, and Microsoft has been battling hard for a bloody draw, as in the end, the word has spread and everybody now knows about the insane amount of pressures Microsoft has applied to the ISO, the IEC, the ITTF and the national standards bodies. But what will be the outcome of all this? Let me outline the following steps in Microsoft’s strategy in regard of standardization. This can be described as a pincer movement.

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Created by chimera 9 years 40 weeks ago
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9 years 40 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago


Good overview of Microsoft strategy

Good overview of Microsoft strategy