Friday, August 17, 2007

ODF and Office Open XML: More

There has been lots of heated debate (see archive) on the Skunkworks mailing list on the current ratification of EMCA's OOXML document format as an ISO standard. Kenya voted YES.
My opinion aside, here's a summary of sites providing more information on arguments both for and against the site. Please feel free to add any more links.

FOR OOXML
Emmanuel's Blog
The real politik of ODF standardisation
Brian Jones' Blog


AGAINST OOXML
Mark Shuttleworth's Blog
http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/why-opendocument-won.html (Really more of pro ODF)
http://fsfeurope.org/documents/msooxml-questions
http://stephesblog.blogs.com/my_weblog/2007/02/microsoft_whini.html
http://www.noooxml.org/


Claims to be neutral about OOXML
http://blogs.forrester.com/information_management/2007/08/can-anyone-be-o.html (Has additional links)

More info on Office Open XML
Office Open XML final draft


More info on ODF
http://opendocumentfellowship.org/applications

More on ISO Standardization
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization

1 comment:

Josiah said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML