ISO Approves Open Document Format

From Eric Lai of ComputerWorld.com ISO approves Open Document Format as standard:

The International Standards Organization (ISO) this week accepted the Open Document Format (ODF) as an international standard for saving and exchanging digital office documents, according to a group supporting ODF’s use…

Other popular technology formats that have received ISO approval in the past include HTML and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Portable Document Format.

And what does Microsoft think of all this?

To coalesce around a single standard would hinder innovation, said Jason Matusow, director of Standards Affairs for Microsoft.

Another battle between IBM, Sun, Novell on one side and Microsoft on the other, in the long-standing war. I wonder what Google is doing now .

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