Microsoft’s Office Standard Gets Green Light

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Standards body Ecma International accepted on Thursday Microsoft Corp.’s application to produce a standard for office productivity applications that is compatible with Microsoft’s Office Open XML Formats.

“At the General Assembly meeting held in Nice on December 8, 2005, Ecma International has created Technical Committee 45 (TC45) to produce a formal standard for office productivity applications which is fully compatible with the Office Open XML Formats, submitted by Microsoft,” Ecma International Secretary General, Jan van den Beld, said in a prepared statement.

“The aim is to enable the implementation of the standard by a wide set of tools and platforms in order to foster interoperability across office productivity applications and with line-of-business systems. The TC will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and evolution of the standard,” he said.

Source: eWeek


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