BetaNews: Microsoft: Office Format War Over
Mar 06, 2007, 16:45 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Office program manager Brian Jones, whose work has
centered around the Open XML document format, now says the
so-called format war with OpenDocument is officially over. The
winner, he says, is both.
"Jones made the statement in a blog post over the weekend
following the release by Novell of an Open XML translator for
OpenOffice. The plug-in enables the free, open source productivity
suite to open documents created in the Microsoft format, as well as
saving OpenDocument (ODF) files into Open XML..."