Microsoft seeks ISO approval for C# and CLI

Posted on Tuesday, October 15 2002 @ 14:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has passed their C Sharp programming language and the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) to the International Standards Organization (ISO) for ratification
Microsoft follows in the footsteps of Santa Clara, California-based rival Sun Microsystems Inc, which aborted its attempt to have Java ratified by ECMA and the ISO in 1999.
Commenting on Sun's decision to pull out of the ISO process, a company spokesperson said the organization lacked the financial muscle to enforce compliance with any standard.
Sun said submission of C Sharp and CLI to ISO would not promote innovation as Microsoft retains control of the underlying Windows platform.
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