Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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Shaman
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2005-11-15

thus potentially blocking full fidelity rendering on another platform, making ODF just as much of a one-way street.

Yes, but where ODF could be a one-way street, OpenXML already is a one-way street.

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Yes, but where ODF could be a one-way street, OpenXML already is a one-way street.//

This needs to be stronger.

ODF is intentionally multi-platform (witness the versions of OpenOffice available for OSX, Windows and Linux) whereas Open XML intentionally invokes proprietary-to-Microsoft Windows-only dependnecies.

Yes OpenXML is already a one-way street. ODF at least at this time and by design is a public freeway, with covenants in place to keep it open.

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