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Re: Microsoft buys the Swedish vote on OOXML?

  • From: "Stephen Green" <stephengreenubl@g...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:39:00 +0100

Re:  Microsoft buys the Swedish vote on OOXML?
Isn't it the whole point of an ISO Standard (or any global standard)
that there be a reasonability about it being universally adopted?

One does wonder whether a single vendor standard can reach such
a standing in view of the need for competition amongst vendors.

On the other hand, if there are single vendor standards appearing
then it has to be possible for there to be more than one just to make
adoption reasonable for competing vendors. If we want singularity of
standards then maybe we should take more care not to foster single
vendor standardisation unless it is to allow a balance when this is
already taking place.

I guess we are looking at such polarisation here due to a necessity to
balance 1. the fact that single-vendor standardisation has already
happened for office documents with 2. a standard multiplicity that the
competition needs in the face of this. We just have to face it - it has
already happened - the horse has bolted so it is now too late to shut the
stable door.

Best regards.
Stephen Green

SystML, http://www.systml.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 117 9541606

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