Microsoft Loses Vote on File Standards by The Associated Press, New York Times (September 4, 2007) "Microsoft Corp. has failed in a first step to win enough support to make the data format behind its flagship Office software a global standard, the International Standards Organization said Tuesday."
There is an ongoing battle between the proprietary "open" format that Microsoft is proposing and the Open Document Format standard created by open source developers. The result of the battle will help determine how governments and libraries will archive digital documents.
See also: Open Document Standards (2007-08-10)
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