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ConsortiumInfo: Microsoft Falls Back Again: Announces ODF Plugin Project

Jul 06, 2006, 21:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"In the latest in a series of concessions to the rising popularity of ODF, Microsoft announced yesterday that it has quietly been supporting the development of its own set of plugins to enable conversion of documents to and from Microsoft Office to software products that support ODF.

"The news is being treated in the press as "new news," but in fact Ray Ozzie let slip mention of the project last October, and an open source converter project was started by the same French company last September 26. I'll more to say about this below, but first, let's briefly review what the press release has to say..."

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