Posted by: Anonymous
on November 25, 2007 07:14 PM
Of cource you would rjdohnert, you push MS technology where every you can and you blog on msdn, you are in away with MS. How you can say OOXML as a standard will ever create an even playing field is ridiculous. MS is a member of OASIS and had every chance to create and "even playing field". MS decided not to and went on to rampage the process. MS is simply forcing people to upgrade, If you a kid in Central America with limited access to the internet and recieve a .docx file, what do you do? Buy Office 2007.... OOXML simply put by your fellow Doug Mahugh of MS in Maylasia at Microsoft Tech Ed 2007: OpenXML said it best, his response was very frank:
"Office is a USD$10 billion revenue generator for the company. When ODF was made an ISO standard, Microsoft had to react quickly as certain governments have procurement policies which prefer ISO standards. Ecma and OASIS are "international standards", but ISO is the international "Gold Standard". Microsoft therefore had to rush this standard through. Its a simple matter of commercial interests!"