On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 14:26:55 -0800, Tim Smith wrote:
> In article <1798097.zJsgbpZHRT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Microsoft's OXML standard debate hots up
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| â??OXML needs a thorough review before India can commit anything. Rushing
>>| through the 6,000 page specification through the fast track process by ISO
>>| not going to help. The ODF standard was approved after six years of
>>| study,â?? said Venkatesh Hariharan, co-founder Open Source Foundation of
>>| and member of Knowledge Commons, a Knowledge rights group.
> How does he get six years? Standardization started at the end of 2002,
> and the spec was complete in mid 2005. In late 2005 it was sent to ISO,
> where it was approved after six months, in mid 2006.
> So, if you count from the start of standardization in OASIS, it was 3.5
> years. But if what he is counting is the time ISO examined it (which is
> what it sounds like he's looking at for OOXML), then it was six *months*.
Another Schestowitz hit and run.
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