NZOSS and OOXML Disclaimer

There is plenty of media interest in this story right now. I have received many calls and there is also a lot of blogging going on. Unfortunately the way the NZOSS is participating in Standards New Zealand's OOXML Advisory Committee is occasionally misunderstood or misreported.

So, when you see Don Christie or the NZOSS being quoted on this topic it should be clear that out that we do not speak for Standards NZ. We do not know what their views on OOXML are until they announce their final decision. The NZOSS is only one participant on the OOXML Advisory Committee which contains a wide variety of perspectives from different stakeholders, some of whom are more positive about OOXML than others.