Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jul 2006 10:41 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft is giving in to the unrelenting pressure to be more open, particularly with regard to its Office Open XML file format and interoperability with the Open Document Format alternative. The company will announce July 6 that it has set up an open-source project to create a series of tools that allow translation between the OpenXML format and the ODF format, and which will be developed with partners. The Open XML Translator project, as it is known, will be posted on SourceForge, the open-source software development Web site.
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RE[4]: OH COME ON!!!
by MechR on Thu 6th Jul 2006 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OH COME ON!!!"
MechR
Member since:
2006-01-11

"BTW, did you know that OO.o has already "extended" ODF for their own purposes?"

AAMOF, I haven't heard. Linky?

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RE[5]: OH COME ON!!!
by Jemm on Fri 7th Jul 2006 08:07 in reply to "RE[4]: OH COME ON!!!"
Jemm Member since:
2005-07-25

"One area I'm going to be interested to follow is how to map features that aren't specified in the ODF spec. OpenOffice has actually made the decision to extend the spec in ways that don't actually appear to be allowed (like with numbering formats), and I'm not sure if that's the right way to go. "

http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/archive/2006/07/05/657510.aspx

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