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The Embrace, Extend, Extinguish of ODF Begins?

May 27, 2008, 15:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"On the same day that I read that the South Africa standards body has filed an official appeal against the approval of OOXML with ISO/IEC, I find Patrick Durusau has written the following outrageous words regarding Microsoft's announcement it will support ODF, and trust me when I tell you the opening is just a taste:

"The so-called document format standards war between OpenDocument and Open XML has ended 'not with a bang, but with a whimper.' Or more plainly stated, Microsoft has robbed opponents of Open XML of any colorable claim that any war was taking place...

"Signs the document standards war was entirely fictitious have been around for quite some time. Where was Microsoft opposition to OpenDocument in standards bodies such as OASIS and ISO...?"

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