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Linux-Watch: Novell's OpenOffice.org is Not a Fork

Dec 06, 2006, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Darren for this link. ]

"Wakey, wakey, let's look at the facts, shall we? I've heard from several people in the last day that Novell's support for Open XML in OpenOffice.org 2 represents a fork in the code. Ah... no, I don't think so.

"What Novell is actually doing is its throwing its support behind the Open XML/ODF Translator project. This project is under the BSD open-source license.

"These translators can then be used to read and write to Microsoft's Open XML format..."

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