To be clear: IBM is opposed to OOXML/DIS 29500

I’m hearing rumors that certain industry trade organizations are telling people that ALL their members are in favor of Microsoft‘s OOXML, aka DIS 29500.

Whether or not this is true, I want to be very clear that IBM is opposed to this specification becoming a JTC1 (ISO/IEC) standard because it was developed in a non-open manner, is ridiculously large, is technically inferior, and emerged from the Ballot Resolution Meeting with most things not explicitly resolved and more questions than ever before.

So just in case you were wondering, now you know.

Also see: ‘An “OOXML is a bad idea” blog entry compendium’


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