The Open Group approved the two-part Pre-Structured Technology (PST) proposal on ActiveX, put forward by Microsoft and four other vendors at the organisation?s meeting in Rome on Friday.
This came despite previous delays in putting the PST to the vote owing to internal politics and problems in defining what the proposal should be.
Under the terms of the PST, members will now start the process of making ActiveX source code available natively on Unix and integrating it with the Distributed Computing Environment, the Open Group's standard.
No decision has yet been made on how to solve the lack of interoperability between Microsoft?s DCOM, the object framework underlying ActiveX, and the Object Management Group rival Corba - or even which standards body will deal with the issue.
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