Four Countries Appeal Microsoft's OOXML Standard

Law360, New York (June 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Four developing nations have appealed the adoption of Microsoft Corp.'s Open Office XML document format as an international standard for word processing documents, the International Organization for Standardization revealed on Monday.

Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela came out against the standard-setting body's vote in March to ratify Microsoft's standard.

Geneva-based ISO said it would submit the appeals to the body's management boards for consideration by the end of June. The boards would then decide whether ISO should proceed with the appeals process.

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