Ars Technica: Analyst Group Slams ODF, Downplays Microsoft ISO Abuses
Jan 16, 2008, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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..."