Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2008 20:14 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft will make available the preliminary versions of technical documentation for the protocols built into Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. This documentation, which defines how these high-volume Microsoft products communicate with some of its other products, is 14000 pages and is in addition to the 30000 pages posted when the software giant first introduced its new Interoperability Principles last month. They will be made available April 8."
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RE: OpenOffice
by grayskull on Wed 9th Apr 2008 01:18 UTC in reply to "OpenOffice"
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I'm not sure about MS intention, I simple don't trust them. I can not make money with it, this is against the open source definition.

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"If You engage in the commercial distribution or importation of software derived from an open source project or if You make or use such software outside the scope of creating such software code, You do not benefit from this promise for such distribution or for these other activities."

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RE[2]: OpenOffice
by rramalho on Wed 9th Apr 2008 10:11 in reply to "RE: OpenOffice"
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This is probably the main problem with their open specification promise... They will make everything available (sort of) and then say "if anyone implements our protocols outside any pet project, will have to pay us".

This is monopolism, this is bad will from their part...

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