Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Oct 2009 19:28 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft Anyone who has ever dealt with Microsoft Outlook will know the .pst file format - it's the binary, undocumented file in which all data from Outlook is stored - emails, contacts, calendar, you name it, it's in there. Microsoft has announced that it will release detailed technical documentation on the Outlook .pst data format.
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It's my data
by mksoft on Tue 27th Oct 2009 08:28 UTC
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I don't get the need for this fake interoperability. It's my data, how come software companies are allowed to hold it hostage ?

The software industry ran wild long enough, time to protect the users/consumers (I'm a developer but a consumer as well).

File formats which hold my data should be published - it's not yours. There's no need for MS' Johnny-come-lately or Apple's harassing of BlueWiki.

You want to publish software which stores data in a custom format ? You'll have to publish the format as well.

My data shouldn't guarantee your business model.

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