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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RE[3]: OH COME ON!!!
by MollyC on Thu 6th Jul 2006 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OH COME ON!!!"
MollyC
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2006-07-04

I like how you guys keep moving the goal posts.

First, you beg Microsoft to add ODF support. Then when they do, you whine because you think they'll "extend" it or it'll "work like CRAP". I guess the demands that Microsoft add ODF support were disingenuous to begin with (you never thought Microsoft would actually do it, and now that they have, you don't know what arguments to make against it, so you grasp at straws).

How will this "work like CRAP" when its a BDS project that OSS devs will be contributing to (Microsoft isn't writing the code)?

BTW, did you know that OO.o has already "extended" ODF for their own purposes?

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