Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 22:00 UTC
Features, Office Massachusetts has proposed changing its standards policy to make room for Microsoft Office document formats. The state's Information Technology Division on Monday posted a draft proposal, part of a periodic revision to its overall technical architecture, to its Web site where it will be under review until July 20. If accepted, the policy update would list Office Open XML as acceptable 'open formats' for use by executive-branch state agencies. Office Open XML, also referred to as Ecma-376, are the XML-based file formats in Office 2007 that Microsoft standardized at Ecma International late last year.
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RE[2]: This is a sad day
by dsmogor on Wed 4th Jul 2007 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE: This is a sad day"
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This would be true if odf would be reinvent everything in its peculiar way, but the fact is it reuses established web standards wherever possible and is much more completely specified.

It may be heavily based on quite recent OO sxw format (native to OO.o not previous Star Office), but that's a testament to Sun foresightedness .

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