Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Feb 2007 18:58 UTC, submitted by WillM
Microsoft Microsoft is accusing rival IBM of orchestrating a campaign to block efforts to standardize Office document formats. In an open letter released Wednesday, Microsoft executives contend that IBM is trying to influence the standards process to limit choice. It also said that IBM is encouraging governments to mandate a document format that IBM favors. Pot, kettle, something.
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what should i think of it...
by smashIt on Wed 14th Feb 2007 22:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

i somehow understand both sides.

ibm bet on odf, so they don't want any competition to it. and then comes ms and opens their office-format (and don't forget pdf which will soon be ISOed)

and i understand ms. as things are developing now in the public sector, it's a "you support odf, or you lose". where is the choice here?

we are in the process of falling from one extreme into another. and i don't like either

Edited 2007-02-14 22:42

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