Standards body ECMA International is expected to vote this week on Microsoft's Office Open XML standard submission. But the analysis on the "terms of reference" for the proposed committee has already begun.
Groklaw reprints large portions of the documents submitted to ECMA, which the blogger received from "a reliable source." Her conclusion: "The terms are, on their face, disturbing."
In his blog, attorney Andy Updegrove issues a more negative commentary. Updegrove is a partner at Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove and is the attorney for OASIS, the standards body behind the OpenDocument productivity … Read more