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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RE[3]: ah...
by archiesteel on Tue 5th Dec 2006 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ah..."
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Microsoft has promised not to assert applicable patents for implementations of the spec.

What kind of promise is it? Is it binding? Can they change their mind?

I mean, I'm all for giving MS the benefit of the doubt, but at the same time their past history makes it hard to trust them.

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