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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RE[4]: This ballot isn't needed.
by Vanders on Fri 7th Aug 2009 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This ballot isn't needed."
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

If Microsoft (who apparently employ some of the smartest developers in the world, so we are told) had problems interpreting parts of the ODF specification, they only had to ask the Oasis group for guidance.

Everyone else managed to implement ODF themselves without the problems Microsoft apparently had.

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by gustl on Sun 9th Aug 2009 18:55 in reply to "RE[4]: This ballot isn't needed."
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

They could have just looked at how OOo interpretes it. Not that OOo would have been EXPENSIVE, so that developers would have had to share one license.

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