There’s a lot of issues going on around OOXML these days. Specifically, there’s alledged copyright violations by posting the OOXML specs by members of the Boycott Novell group. I want to address a specific issue: why is something applying for ISO standardization so secret?
International standards (e.g., ISO) should be open and royalty-free. It’s ridiculous if there’s a “standard” that’s locked in to a single vendor. Can someone explain any sanity to this situation?