Summary from an NyT article: (roughly)
Microsoft admits that it’s behind the SiS voting coup that resulted in proposing the OOXML document format as a standard.- Mistakes have been done at our end, says Klas Hammar, Microsoft.
Klas goes on to say that this action was done by a “individual employee” and that the action “was not authorized” by Microsoft.
I think this speaks for itself…
Update 17:25: the following people from Microsoft were present at the SiS meeting on Monday:
- Jonas Persson, technical director
- Klas Hammar, business area director
- Peter Centellini
I’m sure they were all “individual employees” and had no clue what happened at the meeting…