ISO says no to OOXML appeals

That's it, game over. Appeals by South Africa, Brazil, India and Venezuela against the formal ratification of Microsoft's Office Open XML document format have been shown the door.

That's it, game over. Appeals by South Africa, Brazil, India and Venezuela against the formal ratification of Microsoft's Office Open XML document format have been shown the door. OOXML is now an ISO standard - or at least it will be when it finally gets published "within the next few weeks on completion of final processing of the document, and subject to no further appeals against the decision".

As for those further appeals, it seems unlikely that the UK will be a source.

Anyway, here's Andy Updegrove's take, and here's Groklaw's take. As Pamela Jones says:

That should be hilarious, when they publish it and anyone tries to actually use it. Anyone? Bueller?

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