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.Read more @ The Register
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.
Microsoft seeks ISO approval for C# and CLI
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 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