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From Jörg Schmidt <>
Subject Re: The crux with 2 open standards for more or less the same thing
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:11:00 GMT
> From: Hagar Delest [] 

> I still believe that MS will *never* agree with a real 
> standard. That would be the end of their lock-in policy and 
> the loss of their market shares.

Yes, that's a problem, and it is a primarily a 'political' problem.

But there are also some objective technical problems that prevent a completely
neutral standard.
e.g. the document:

this gives some insights.

(for the experts among us: yes, I know about the conditions under which the
document originated)

> BTW, there are 2 flavors of OOXML. Which one should be 
> considered? 

I think in what Jürgen appeals is about the standard that was based on that of the
OSBA project, see:


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