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Sun Attacks Microsoft XML Strategy Shift

Sun Microsystems fired its first salvo at Microsoft’s upcoming Office 2003 by calling into question the aim of Redmond’s overall XML strategy, and touting StarOffice 6.1 as a low cost alternative for cost conscious enterprises. During a telephone interview, Sun’s Iyer Venkatefen, product manager for StarOffice, told BetaNews that Microsoft was not abiding by the OASIS standards. With more than 600 members in 100 countries, OASIS, or Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a global consortium that establishes standards to ensure interoperability.