Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 22:04 UTC
Microsoft Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, something happens that makes you move your expectations of the world up a few nothces. We already have to deal with the browser ballot, but that's not the only ballot Microsoft will deliver. Hold on to your panties, as Microsoft will also offer a file format ballot in Microsoft Office 2010. On a happier note, Microsoft makes a whole load of promises to the EU about opening up technologies and file formats.
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This ballot isn't needed.
by Drumhellar on Thu 6th Aug 2009 23:32 UTC
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Microsoft could accomplish the same thing without the ballot. All they need is an option buried somewhere to set the default file format to ODF. There isn't any need to stick that up front. It'll just confuse users who don't know which is the most appropriate choice.

I think Office should stick with its own formats by default. They are the ones that work best within the Office family, after all.

Edited 2009-08-06 23:33 UTC

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