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CNN/Money: The Geek who Took on Microsoft

May 25, 2006, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jia Lynn Yang)

"In the early morning hours of May 3, a dramatic piece of news out of Geneva began caroming through the online world: At long last, Microsoft's lock on the $9 billion office-application business was facing a challenge.

"The development? An esoteric international standards body had approved a new file standard--called OpenDocument format, or ODF--for saving office documents..."

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