Monday, February 05, 2007

God Save the Queen!

The British Standards Institute, which represents the UK with the International Standards Organization, has issued a " contradiction" to Microsoft's specification.

And it is just one of many national bodies that had until today to contradict the application, which was being fast-tracked following its endorsement by the European Computer Manufacturers' Association (ECMA). Reports are that Malaysia will follow suit with their own encyclopedia of contradictions.

"Microsoft standards bid faces failure"

"Microsoft's bid to get its Open XML formats recognised as an international standard faces a delay for at least three months and could fail altogether, it emerged today."

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