Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Massachusetts approves Open XML

Joab Jackson, GCN
Bringing two years of sometimes rancorous debate to a close, Massachusetts’ information technology office has approved Microsoft’s Office Open XML as an acceptable standard for office documents.

If Microsoft has actually embraced open standards, I don't understand why they insisted that their XML standard be accepted.

Peter Quinn's interview with Groklaw


Clair Ching said...

Didn't read about it until today. Aiya~ What's so open about Microsoft if they have their own standard and are pushing for it rather than cooperate, as in the true sense of the open source world?

Alice said...

Excellent question.