Linux-Watch: Novell's OpenOffice.org is Not a Fork
Dec 06, 2006, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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..."