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Thursday, 17 January 2008 20:45

OOXML: the propaganda war has begun

The first salvo in the document standard war of 2008 has been fired - and, predictably, it favours the Microsoft camp. A study by the Burton Group, a firm of consultants, has come down hard on the side of Microsoft Office Open XML.

Published in Open Sauce
The European Commission has initiated two new antitrust investigations against Microsoft for alleged abuse of a dominant market position one of which follows a complaint by Opera over non-standard features of Microsoft's Explorer browser. The other concerns interoperability.
Published in Strategy
Dutch not-for-profit venture capitalist NLnet Foundation has called on Microsoft to release its older file formats into the public domain to enable businesses, open source-developers and the standards community to better access their own documents in the future, and to help them get Microsoft's products to work with the new open standard ODF.
Published in Open Source




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