ODF game over for OASIS leaders

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  1. impossible

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    Zdnet.uk article sponsored by Intel, IBM, Oracle:

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39498926,00.htm

    "The international standards body ISO has offered to help maintain the ODF
    document standard alongside its work on the rival Microsoft-originated OOXML
    specification, saying its creator Oasis is not dealing with defect reports
    quickly enough."

    OASIS was apparently only interested in using ODF as a battering ram against
    Microsoft Office. When that effort failed miserably, it left ODF supporters
    in the lurch. Some countries like Brazil, India, and South Africa actually
    took ODF seriously -- Can you imagine!?! -- and thought OASIS (i.e., IBM and
    Sun) would maintain ODF as a usable standard.
     
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