OOXML no longer with Microsoft

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After Microsoft was given the green light for its OOXML standard to become an official standard, it will now see the ISO taking control over the format, and has put it in the same group responsible for running the OpenDocument Format, its rival.

The next six months, according to Ars Technica, will see an ad hoc group drafting and deciding a new plan to maintain the format; while a second group will stay with the OpeDocument Format and a third group working on an OOXML-ODF interoperable.

Microsoft is expected to change the OOXML format after the ISO made recommendations, thus meaning more and more updates. The voting has even caused some share of controversy, with the European Commission is looking into if Microsoft made any influences in the vote.