Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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Say what you want
by diegocg on Mon 4th Dec 2006 23:07 UTC
diegocg
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2005-07-08

Microsoft's new doc format will be used everywhere, but unlike the past decade this time the OSS world will be able to migrate entire organizations to OO.org.

I can't see how this is bad, specially since Novell has promised that they won't include patented code (not that Microsoft would want to insert patents for a document format that is "open" to some degree anyway)

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