March 26, 2008
A response to Patrick Durusau: Who Loses If OpenXML Loses?
This is a response to Patrick Durusau's recent letter Who looses if OpenXML looses?. The only one who looses if DIS 29500 fails is Microsoft, who's Office 2007 cashcow will run into trouble. Everyone else, including the OpenDocument Format, do not need an ISO stamp of approval on DIS 29500. The current Ecma 376 standard, flawed as it is, is more than enough to work with. Read more to find out why.