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Punct Contrapunct

Feb 13, 2008, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Weir)

"The degree of expanded debate achieved may be estimated by noting that Microsoft is sending this report to every JTC1 national body involved in the OOXML ballot, from Pakistan to Ecuador, and has invited Peter O'Kelly to speak on this paper both at the recent OOXML press event in Washington as well as this week's Office Developers Conference.

"Much could be said of this report, but I'll limit myself to commenting on a single passage:

"[S]everal vendors interviewed for this overview indicated that it's essentially impossible to get ODF proposals approved if they're not also supported in OpenOffice.org, and further noted that Sun closely controls OpenOffice.org (much as it also holds control over Java)..."

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