Thursday, August 23, 2007

India votes no against OOXML

Just returned from delhi where I attended the Bureau of Indian Standards meeting on OOXML. Red Hat is a voting member of this committee and I had the privilege to represent the company on this committee. The committee has voted an unanimous "No with comments" on OOXML. I will wait for an official mail from BIS before saying anything more but thought that I should share the good news with my friends in the FOSS and open standards community.


Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Awesome, really awesome news! Way to go, India!! :)

Vigorous said...

I will wait for a longer post from you, obviously you are over-the-moon with this. Although if you can knock some sense into Narayan Murty it would be awesome. NM should realise that being what he is, speaking sensibly should be one of his intrinsic behavior.

Saurabh said...

NM is a long time friend of Bill Gates and he had to prove his friendship amidst all chaos