Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Mar 2007 23:08 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft Office program manager Brian Jones, whose work has centered around the Open XML document format, now says the so-called format war with OpenDocument is officially over. The winner, he says, is both. Jones made the statement in a blog post over the weekend following the release by Novell of an Open XML translator for OpenOffice. The plug-in enables the free, open source productivity suite to open documents created in the Microsoft format, as well as saving OpenDocument files into Open XML.
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RE[11]: because they lost...
by nberardi on Wed 7th Mar 2007 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: because they lost..."
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No, it isn't. .Net is just a wrapper around various Windows specific implementations, just as OOXML is, and it is patented one at that. There is nothing defined within .Net that gives you a functioning and Microsoft .Net compatible environment environment at all (or even a complete bloody CLR), unless you come up with your own underlying implementations and reverse engineer Microsoft's own.

Actually you are totally wrong. Do a search for ROTOR and you will see that it is a BSD release of the mscorlib, compiler, and CLR.

You know what they say about people who assume don't you.

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