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Ars Technica: Analyst Group Slams ODF, Downplays Microsoft ISO Abuses

Jan 16, 2008, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"A new report published by the Burton Group about XML-based office document formats touts Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format and questions the relevance of ODF, asserting that the ISO-standardized document format used in office suites from Sun, IBM, and other vendors will be relegated to 'a relatively minor role' as OOXML gains traction.

"The report asserts that 'ODF addresses only a subset of what most organizations do with productivity applications today' and contends that the evolution of ODF will be 'slow and complex' because of the dominant role of Sun in the ODF ecosystem..."

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