links for 2007-09-05
By webmink on Sep 04, 2007
Fascinating and excellent historical document that gives perspective on the XML Specification and how it came to be what it is.
"A ballot on whether to publish ... Office Open XML file formats, as an International Standard by ISO ... has not achieved the required number of votes for approval."
Joe Wilcox expresses the same amazement I felt when I read Microsoft's press release, which asymptotically approaches untruth as it seeks to deceive less professional journalists into writing the wrong story.
Looks like a bait-and-switch (get popular as open source then switch licenses and go proprietary).