Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 17:11 UTC, submitted by vhaarr
Microsoft "This paper examines whether OOXML can be fully implemented by vendors other than Microsoft and concludes that a number of application specific and undisclosed behaviours (as well as a number of other technical flaws) in the proposed standard make this impossible. Also while Microsoft has waived patent claims for the explicit and required parts of the specification it is clearly stated that this does not extend to the undisclosed behaviours or ambiguous definitions, providing a legal as well as technical barrier to OOXML's implementation."
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MS Office Open XML or Open Office XML
by bedo on Mon 20th Aug 2007 19:14 UTC
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did you guys notice how Microsoft is playing with the words to confuse users between Office Open XML and Open Office XML.

they just reversed the order of the words Open and Office.

I bet there are many managers out there who will think Office Open XML format is same as OpenOffice XML format.

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