Microsoft Will Support OpenDocument Anyway!

After swearing up-and-down that they weren’t gonna, they didn’t need’ta, and they were gonna take their ball and bat and go home… Microsoft has grudgingly agreed to support OpenDocument in their new (and delayed) Office product!

Microsoft Bows to Pressure to Interoperate with ODF

“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.”

Wow! Microsoft using SourceForge… is the world ending?


  • Uhh. Microsoft has been using Sourceforge since Sept. 2005. Introduced the WiX toolset under Common Public License.

  • Wow. So what you’re saying is… we have been in “the last days” since 2005! Dewd. (Kidding!) I didn’t know that. Interesting!

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