Microsoft: Boiling Frogs Since 1975
Posted Apr 16, 2012 11:51 UTC (Mon) by anselm
In reply to: Microsoft: Boiling Frogs Since 1975
Parent article: Paoli: Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities
So far all cases where Microsoft is playing “standards” angle follow this pattern: either Microsoft is behind or it's pushed to implement some kind of interoperability by governments or court.
Note that when Microsoft is playing the standards game its efforts are genuine: software engineers from Microsoft are competent guys and they do know how to deal with standards.
You mean, like ISO/IEC 29500 (the Office Open XML standard)? That would be the very huge one that not even Microsoft Office actually implements, and that could only be passed at ISO by means of a Microsoft sleazefest which made the whole standards process a farce. Yep, sounds like a genuine effort to me.
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