Can Microsoft be trusted on OOXML?

Developers wanting to use Microsoft's Office Open XML specification will need to brush up on their legal skills.Academics studying Microsoft's efforts to promote its Office Open XML (OOXML) specification as an ISO standard have called on the software giant to clarify the language it uses on its licensing specifications, in order to make them easier […]

Developers wanting to use Microsoft's Office Open XML specification will need to brush up on their legal skills.

Academics studying Microsoft's efforts to promote its Office Open XML (OOXML) specification as an ISO standard have called on the software giant to clarify the language it uses on its licensing specifications, in order to make them easier for the technology community to understand.

OOXML, under consideration to become an ISO standard at a ballot resolution meeting later this month, can only be considered as a standard if offered on RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms.

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