Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jul 2006 10:41 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft is giving in to the unrelenting pressure to be more open, particularly with regard to its Office Open XML file format and interoperability with the Open Document Format alternative. The company will announce July 6 that it has set up an open-source project to create a series of tools that allow translation between the OpenXML format and the ODF format, and which will be developed with partners. The Open XML Translator project, as it is known, will be posted on SourceForge, the open-source software development Web site.
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We can all sleep at night again...
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 6th Jul 2006 11:43 UTC
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Now MS can claim compatibility while making it "sort of" work and not including it with MS Office. It will be a download from their website, not pushed as an update. Don't believe me? Just wait and see.

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